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But this is beyond political disputes become an informer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Others claim he may have turned police informer while rivals envied his power over the younger generation. The Sun (2015)Officers said one reason for the killing may have been rumours the gangster had turned informer. The Sun (2016)They were warned of the danger of informers and secret police trying to foil them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is thought that his attackers may have wrongly suspected him of being a police informer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This time, they tried to persuade him to become an informer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And then he decided to go back to Ireland and become an informer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yes, she was a police informer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The use of police informers was discredited in the 1980s after a series of convictions were quashed on appeal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In 1876 revolutionary conspirators decided to murder one of their own whom they suspected of being a police informer. Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)So he turned police informer. The Sun (2010)Typically fans are alerted by text message or e-mail about an upcoming concert and are then vetted to weed out police informers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The call on members of the public to turn informer is focused on the annual splurge of spending around the Chinese new year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She's offered a chance to avoid jail by turning informer - but will she take it? The Sun (2013)This was the world of secret police, of informers, of accusation and of terror. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The choice of speakers, said the police informer, was disgraceful. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)It was his contacts with police and informers in the South African underworld that helped to unearth much of the evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'informer'
British English: informer NOUN
An informer is a person who tells the police that someone has done something illegal.
...two men suspected of being police informers.
Definition of informer from the Collins English Dictionary
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