Generally, those who inform others of some fact or occurrence. In the context of law enforcement and the judiciary, connotes those who lay information against other persons. In the context of anthropology, linguistics, art history, and other cultural studies, refers to those who assist investigators by providing information from their specialized or native knowledge.

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Generally, those who inform others of some fact or occurrence. In the context of law enforcement and the judiciary, connotes those who lay information against other persons. In the context of anthropology, linguistics, art history, and other cultural studies, refers to those who assist investigators by providing information from their specialized or native knowledge.

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Informants
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021