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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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"During the investigation, it was established that Gufran is one of the key conspirators in planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Delhi NCR and UP.
Using this information, the conspirators made false claims to AT&T for replacement wireless devices.
The controversial judge (ex-minister and former head of Supreme Court, Judicial Council) Scarontefan Harabin faces a disciplinary proceeding due to his anti-Semitic statements and comments on well-known conspirator and his investigation.Special Prosecutor Duscaronan Kovaacute#269ik has asked the Judges' Council of the Supreme Court to consider a disciplinary proceeding against judge Scarontefan Harabin (former justice minister and Supreme Court, Judicial Council chair).
For example, in an initial transaction that involved the sale by the current owner, the conspirators convinced a financial institution holding the mortgage to accept the sale of the target property at a loss, usually to a buyer who was a conspirator or an entity controlled by the fraud ring.
The first conspirator's nerve failed him as the cavalcade approached; the target was in an open car right after the lead vehicle.
Summary: Welcoming the Afzal Guru's execution, the BJP leader had said Guru was "a conspirator in waging war against the nation and responsible for attack on the temple of democracy (Parliament) in India."
Even the most dedicated cine-phile may have blinked last spring and missed the brief visit of Robert Redford's "The Conspirator" to the suburban multiplex.
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THE CONSPIRATOR (12A, 123 MINS) ON April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated the 16th US president, Abraham Lincoln (Gerald Bestrom, as part of a conspiracy.
THE CONSPIRATOR (12A) FOLLOWING the assassination of US president Abraham Lincoln, killer John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) is hunted down with his co-conspirators.
Also starring Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson and Toby Kebbell, The Conspirator delivers messages about the perils of trampling civil rights in times of national crisis, scaring up comparisons with 9/11 and Guantanamo.
A riveting thriller directed by Robert Redford, The Conspirator tells a powerful and true story about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.