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informer

(One providing criminal information), noun accuser, auctor, complainant, criminal information supplier, impeacher, indicter, informant, information supplier, one who supplies criminal information to the police, police tipper, squealer, tipster, witness against
Associated concepts: corroboration, reliable informer

informer

(A person who provides information), noun adviser, an noun cer, annunciator, communicant, courier, crier, delator, divulger, envoy, harbinger, intelligencer, messenger, notifier, proclaimer, relater, reporter, source, spokesman, teller, tipper, tipster, warner
See also: accuser, bystander, deponent, eyewitness, harbinger, indicator, informant, spy, witness

INFORMER. A person who informs or prefers an accusation against another, whom he suspects of the violation of some penal statute.
     2. When the informer is entitled to the penalty or part of the penalty, upon the conviction of an offender, he is or is not a competent witness, accordingly as the statute creating the penalty has or has not made him so. 1 Phil. Ev. 97; Rosc. Cr. Ev. 107; 5 Mass. R. 57; 1 Dall. 68; 1 Saund. 262, c. Vide articles Prosecutor; Rewards.

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WWLT tapped Entrinsik, developer of the Informer reporting and business intelligence platform, for more advanced analytics capabilities against GreenFolders and other application data.
Police said they had network of informers in villages due to which the strange case was unearthed and solved.
New Delhi [India], September 22 ( ANI ): The Centre is planning to give out cash rewards to the tune of Rs one crore to secret informers who provide tip offs to investigative agencies in connection with Benami Properties.
He had been a vital informer for Irish and British security forces but was jailed for life in 1990 after confessing to the 1974 murders of UDR Private Eva Martin and RUC Special Branch detective Peter Flanagan, 47.
24) While discussing the persistence of qui tam actions in Hess, the Supreme Court of the United States stated, "Statutes providing for a reward to informers which do not specifically either authorize or forbid the informer to institute the action are construed to authorize him to sue.
An informer under the Neutrality Act has nothing more than a conditional interest in a bounty, which hinges on whether the Government pursues a forfeiture action.
Seeing informing as a point of contact between governors and governed, and a point of access to politics from below, Weil asks both what informers got from the state and what the state got from its informers.
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The accused arrived at the venue shortly and the Iranian called the informer again to tell him to turn his car's lights on.
Police and the Crown resisted a previous bid to force the opening of the files, which contain highly sensitive information on how informers are handled.
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