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com·plic·it

 (kəm-plĭs′ĭt)
adj.
Associated with or participating in a questionable act or a crime; having complicity: "Presidential handlers and a complicit press corps managed to suppress public awareness" (Andrew P.N. Erdmann).

[Back-formation from complicity.]
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complicit

(ˌkɒmˈplɪsɪt)
adj
involved with others in reprehensible or illegal activity
[C20: back formation from complicity]
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Translations

complicit

[kəmˈplɪsɪt] adj [person] → complice
to be complicit in sth → être complice de qch
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complicit

adj
(= knowing) look, wink, silencewissend
(= involved) to be complicit in somethingan etw (dat)beteiligt or in etw (acc)verwickelt sein; he was complicit in allowing it to happener war mitverantwortlich dafür, dass es passieren konnte
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