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complicity

com·plic·i·ty

complicity

 
pronunciation:
km plI sih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: complicities
definition: participation in wrongdoing, esp. in a crime.
He hadn't been part of the planning of the robbery, but he was severely punished for his complicity in the crime nonetheless.
synonyms:
involvement
similar words:
collusion, connivance, conspiracy, implication, intrigue, machination