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in fawr mer

  • n  one who reveals confidential information in return for money

  • In 1781 an English law was enacted providing that anyone discovering a theatre open on Sunday might, as a "common informer," sue the proprietor, collect informer's money.
  • At a pretrial hearing, the cops testified that they had been tipped off by a reliable informer, whom they refused to identify.
  • In 1781 an English law was enacted providing that anyone discovering a theatre open on Sunday might, as a "common informer," sue the proprietor, collect informer's money.
News & Articles

  • Blog Herding: Community Edition 06/20/13
    The post-E3 hoopla continued this week as Microsoft announced new policy changes for Xbox One. Take a break from the madness with this collection of creative and entertaining blogs authored by Game Informer's online community. Blog Herding Stats: Period Reviewed: June 10 – June 16, 2013 Number of User Blogs: 100 Number of User Bloggers: 72 Number of User Blogs Herded: 11 Community Events: Extra ...
    June 20, 2013 - Game Informer
  • Column: Snowden versus the dragons
    By Jack Shafer (Reuters) - One measure of our culture's disdain for whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden can be culled from the pages of a thesaurus. Beyond "source" and "leaker," few neutral antonyms exist to describe people who divulge alleged wrongdoing by the government or other organizations to the press, while negative synonyms abound — spy, double-agent, rat, snitch, informer, fink, double ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • More Layoffs At EA, This Time Analysts And Internal Reviewers
    Game Informer has received word that EA has orchestrated another round of layoffs. This time, the company made cuts to its internal analysis and reviews team. This staff in this group are responsible for studying Metacritic trends and offering up critical response before titles get in the hands of journalists. This allows EA (and other publishers that employ similar departments), to get a feel ...
    June 18, 2013 - Game Informer
Quotes

  • Ricardo Londoño in Washington Post
    They all are fighting for control of this zone because it's close to the sea and that, for them, is strategic,said Londono, who has run this church for eight years. "The young people look to them for jobs as a narco, an informer or a hit...
  • Suge Knight in New York Post
    Snoop is a rat. He's a police informer. This is the only guy who never goes to jail no matter what. I don't like rats,Knight told Page Six exclusively yesterday.
  • Michel Bastarache in Canada.com
    Letting judges choose, on a case-by-case basis, whether such privilege exists, "would create a significant disincentive for would-be informers to come forward, thereby eviscerating the usefulness of informer privilege and dealing a great blow to...

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