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Meaning of INFORMER

Pronunciation:  in'formur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one who reveals confidential information in return for money
 

INFORMER is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: betrayer, blabber, rat, squealer
 
 See Also: canary, copper's nark, fink, informant, nark, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, source, stoolie, stoolpigeon, supergrass

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*form"er\, n. [From {Inform}, v.]
1. One who informs, animates, or inspires. [Obs.] --Thomson.

         Nature, informer of the poet's art.   --Pope.

2. One who informs, or imparts knowledge or news.

3. (Law) One who informs a magistrate of violations of law;
   one who informs against another for violation of some law
   or penal statute.

{Common informer} (Law), one who habitually gives information
   of the violation of penal statutes, with a view to a
   prosecution therefor. --Bouvier. Wharton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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