a person who supplies information
witness, witnesser, informant(noun)
someone who sees an event and reports what happened
One who relays confidential information to someone, especially to the police; an informer.
One who provides information about their language.
Origin: From informans, participle of informo.
one who, or that which, informs, animates, or vivifies
one who imparts information or instruction
one who offers an accusation; an informer. See Informer
Origin: [L. informans, -antis, p. pr. of informare. See Inform, v. t.]
An informant is a person who provides privileged information about a person or organization to an agency. The term is usually used within the law enforcement world, where they are officially known as confidential or criminal informants, and can often refer pejoratively to the supply of information without the consent of the other parties with the intent of malicious, personal or financial gain. However, the term is used in politics, industry and academia.
The numerical value of informant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of informant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of informant in a Sentence
The paid informant tried to get him to do a lot of bad and violent things that he rejected.
That secret society -- we have an informant that's talking about a group that were holding secret meetings offsite.
Security Services say that 95 percent of the time the informant is incorrect. But what if this falls under the 5 percent that is correct?
ForThe Informant!he put on a ton of really bad weight, that was the character. He was a middle-aged American white guy who eats at Burger King four or five times a week.
If people don’t trust you, they’re not going to work with you. … We have to rely on informants, the biggest concern of any informant is they don’t want to be outed.
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- Informantin, InformantGerman
- informateur, informatriceFrench
- spia, delatore, informatoreItalian
- インフォーマント, 情報提供者Japanese
- informante, delatorPortuguese
- осведомительница, информатор, осведомительRussian
- người cung cấp thông tinVietnamese
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