complicity definition, meaning - what is complicity in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “complicity”

See all translations

complicity

noun [U] uk   /kəmˈplɪs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/ formal
involvement in a crime or some activity that is wrong: She is suspected of complicity in the fraud.
Translations of “complicity”
in Chinese (Traditional) 同謀, 共犯, 串通…
in Russian соучастие…
in Turkish suç ortaklığı, suça katılma/iştirak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同谋, 共犯, 串通…
in Polish współudział…
(Definition of complicity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of complicity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “complicity” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More