Orin Hargraves orinkh at CARR.ORG
Sun Jan 30 14:03:46 UTC 2005

>Here's a fairly common word that is not in the OED:
>complicit (not in OED)
>1969 _University of Kansas Law Review_ XVII. 631 (Hein Online)  Consumers,
>as the result of their peculiar personalities and motivations, are
>complicit partners in deception, and in some cases may be almost solely
>the cause for any misperceptions that occur.

It's also curiously missing from RHUD, WNW-4, and Collins. ODE's got it,
however, and says "1940s: back-formation from complicity." (but with no
citational evidence). MW-11 says 1973. AH-4 doesn't date it.

Orin Hargraves

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