noun, plural com·plic·i·ties.

  1. the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing: complicity in a crime.

noun plural -ties

  1. the fact or condition of being an accomplice, esp in a criminal act
  2. a less common word for complexity

1650s, from French complicité, from Old French complice “accomplice, comrade, companion” (14c.), from Late Latin complicem, accusative of complex “partner, confederate,” from Latin complicare “to fold together” (see complicate; also cf. accomplice).

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