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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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The combination of Erdoy-an's conspiratorial mindset and poor advisory team has made him extra vulnerable to unexpected and uncontrollable developments.
Such a plot-breeding body produced a conspiratorial document as part of its desperate campaign to label the DPRK a "sponsor of terrorism.
Although the overwhelming bulk of A Dangerous Stir focuses on the paranoid and conspiratorial tone of American politics in the years between 1865 and 1868, Mark Wahlgren Summers nonetheless weighs in provocatively with yet another explanation as to why Reconstruction collapsed.
However, this is merely the tip of a conspiratorial iceberg.
I note that each room will have a double bed," said Councillor John Clancy, winking in that conspiratorial way while nudging the colleague next to him.
Those who have a conspiratorial mindset may think it is because he was acquitted in a tax evasion court case in the 1980s.
For conspiratorial crib notes, consult the catalogue essays by Ina Blom, Michael Bracewell, Gary Lachman, Marco Pasi, Jan Verwoert, and the curators.
One of his former newspaper colleagues, Brad Warthen, wrote of Hitt's nomination: "Bobby is a unique individual, from his thick Charleston accent to that slightly mad, conspiratorial, insinuating grin that explodes out of his scruffy red beard at the least provocation.
Marking the third anniversary of Imad Moughniyyeh' s assassination in Damascus-in the southern Lebanese village of Tayr-Dibba today, Qaouq reassured Lebanese protagonists that his party would desist from exercising any veto over their joining of a Miqati-led cabinet provided that they "do not harbour or uphold any conspiratorial American designs.
Second, the aggressive and conspiratorial statements of the Algerian official confirm, once again, that his institution has lost its independence and unveil its partiality and blind support to the hostile positions of the government of his country;
The second conspiratorial suggestion is that there has been inadequate investigation of the "hygiene hypothesis" - the idea that exposure to small amounts of bacteria in milk can strengthen the immune system.
But cultures that tend to resent the economically successful -- either as an affront to equality, or on the implicit assumption that the economic gains of some must be at the expense of others -- tend to be more hostile toward Jews and given to conspiratorial theories to explain their economic success.