Definition of Informant

1. Noun. A person who supplies information.

Exact synonyms: Source
Generic synonyms: Communicator
Specialized synonyms: Betrayer, Blabber, Informer, Rat, Squealer, Leaker, Passive Source, Whistle Blower, Whistle-blower, Whistleblower
Derivative terms: Inform



2. Noun. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened.
Exact synonyms: Witness, Witnesser
Generic synonyms: Beholder, Observer, Perceiver, Percipient, Speaker, Talker, Utterer, Verbaliser, Verbalizer
Specialized synonyms: Attestant, Attester, Deponent, Deposer, Testifier
Derivative terms: Inform, Witness, Witness

Definition of Informant

1. n. One who, or that which, informs, animates, or vivifies.

Definition of Informant

1. Noun. One who relays confidential information to someone, especially to the police; an informer. ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) One who provides information about their language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Informant

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Informant

inforced
inforcement
inforces
inforcing
inform
informal
informal fallacy
informal logic
informalities
informality
informalize
informalized
informalizes
informalizing
informally
informant (current term)
informants
informatic
informatical
informatically
informatician
informaticians
informaticist
informaticists
informatics
information
information age
information and communications technology
information bulletin
information centres

Literary usage of Informant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"The letters that were brought to this informant, he buried till a boat came from France ... This informant »ailb, That the letters came oftener from London, ..."

2. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...by William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1813)
"And this informant saith, that admit half an hour after she had so reco- »ered herself, they the said two men carried this informant into a house (which, ..."

3. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"And Ibis informant saith, Ihat when she came ' to herself, she perceived that ... And this informant saith, that ' in about half an hour after she had so ..."

4. The Principles of Judicial Proof: As Given by Logic, Psychology, and General by John Henry Wigmore (1913)
"Whereupon this informant left his brother, and went to the Tower to see his majesty ... And when this informant had seen his majesty and his royal highness, ..."

5. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1853)
"And this informant saith, He has been showed great Quantities of such sort of Arms in the House of the said Mr. Townley, both by himself and Servants, ..."

6. The Manuscripts of Lord Kenyon by Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon Kenyon (1894)
""And my Lord Milford being at that time with the King in his closet, bid him, this informant, go to Captain Griffith, who was then at St. Germans. ..."

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