informant informant  /ɪn ˈfɔr mənt/


  1. (n) a person who supplies information
  2. (n) someone who sees an event and reports what happened



  1. The FBI papers report that despite his work as an informant, Reagan disagreed with some of the tactics of organizations like the House Un- American Activities Committee.
  2. The four ex-cons allegedly behind the operation never really had a chance, having linked up with an FBI informant whom they thought had real jihadi cred.
  3. The main informant in this case was a Middle Eastern man named Elie Assad.


  1. Murdered informant's family speaks out

    The family of a murdered confidential police informant is asking for a new investigation into the case after the I-Team uncovered new details.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC Action News Tampa Bay

  2. Murdered informant's family: Sheriff "should have protected her"

    The family of a Citrus Sheriff's Office confidential informant killed last year claims the Sheriff "dropped the ball" in protecting her and is urging him to step aside.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WTSP-TV Tampa

  3. Drug Informant, Seller Shot In School Parking Lot

    A drug informant and a man selling him drugs have been shot during a deal in an elementary school parking lot in Charlotte.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WFMY News 2 Greensboro

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  1. "Obviously, we weren't happy that a person working for us as an informant was double-dealing," Mark Sullivan said.
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Mark J. Sullivan Source: Boston Globe

  2. "If people got hurt or killed, it's kind of on them. They knew the dangers of becoming an informant," Capone said. "We'd feel bad, don't get me wrong, but things happen to people. If they decide to become an informant, with or without the...
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Al Capone Source: USA Today

  3. "He had nothing to do with Islamic extremism, and he did not want his life to be one of an informant," said Stafford Smith. "He was quite happy living the way he was living; he did not want their money, and he had four (now five) young kids...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Clive Stafford Smith Source: Guardian Unlimited

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