complicity

complicity
complicity 1650s, from Fr. complicité, from O.Fr. complice "accomplice, comrade, companion" (14c.), from L.L. complicem, acc. of complex "partner, confederate," from L. complicare "to fold together" (see COMPLICATE (Cf. complicate); also Cf. ACCOMPLICE (Cf. accomplice)).

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