informer definition

  • noun:
    • An informant, especially one who notifies against others, frequently for compensation.
    • One who informs someone else about something.
    • A person who tells authorities about incorrect or unlawful activity.
    • One who informs, animates, or inspires.
    • One who notifies, or imparts knowledge or development.
    • one that notifies a magistrate of violations of law; a person who informs against another for violation of some legislation or penal statute.
    • person who notifies or animates.
    • person who imparts cleverness or offers information; an informant.
    • in-law, a person who communicates to a magistrate a knowledge of a violation of law; an individual who lays an information against or prosecutes in courts person who offends unlawful or any penal statute.
    • For this reason person who makes a small business of informing against other people; a mischief-maker.
    • Synonyms Informant, Informer. See informant.
    • one that reveals confidential information in return for cash

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