complicity complicity  /kəm ˈplɪ sə ti/


  • (n) guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense


  • There was more to it than what met the eye. At the face value there appeared to be a complicity between the vendor and the purchase officer.



  1. Barack Obama spoke on Tuesday about this, as well, claiming, "Anger is not always productive: it keeps us from squarely facing our own complicity in our condition."
    on Mar 22, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "Her admission is long overdue and underscores the shame and dishonor that are inherent with cheating," US Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth said in a statement. "As further recognition of her complicity in this matter, Ms. Jones...
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Peter Ueberroth Source: FOXNews

  3. "You go from Iraq, to Palestine/Israel, from Enron to Wall Street, from Katrina to the bungling of the Bush administration, to the complicity of the Democrats in not stopping him on the war, stopping him on the tax cuts," Nader said on NBC's...
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Ralph Nader Source: Omaha World-Herald (registration)

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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /