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conspirator

n. a person or entity who enters into a plot with one or more other people or entities to commit illegal acts, legal acts with an illegal object, or using illegal methods, to the harm of others. Conspirators may range from small-time bootleggers to electronics companies meeting to fix prices in violation of anti-trust laws. (See conspiracy)

conspirator

noun abettor, colluder, complotter, confederate, coniuratus, conniver, deceiver, intrigant, machinator, plotter, schemer, spy, strategist
See also: abettor, coactor, confederate, conspirer
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BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that he recently received a telephone call threatening him over his statement on the hanging of Parliament attack conspirator Afzal Guru.
one conspirator committed an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.
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His brother Berthold, also executed as a conspirator, said under interrogation that he and his brother "had basically approved of the racial principle of National Socialism, but considered it to be exaggerated and excessive .