Legal Definition and Related Resources of Informant

Meaning of Informant

One who appears before a magistrate or other judicial authority and lays a charge that someone has committed a specific offense for which he should be tried. See informer .

Synonyms of Informant


  • accuser
  • adviser
  • announcer
  • annunciator
  • appriser
  • auctor
  • communicant
  • communicator
  • delator
  • dispatcher
  • divulger
  • enlightener
  • envoy
  • harbinger
  • herald
  • information giver
  • informer
  • intelligencer
  • narrator
  • notifier
  • proclaimer
  • relator
  • reporter
  • source
  • spy
  • stool pigeon
  • talebearer
  • tipper
  • tipster
  • witness
  • Associated Concepts: paid informant
  • reliable informants
  • undercover informant

Related Entries of Informant in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Informant in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Informant in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of informant.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Work
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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