Common informer
Informer In*form"er, n. [From {Inform}, v.] 1. One who informs, animates, or inspires. [Obs.] --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

Nature, informer of the poet's art. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. One who informs, or imparts knowledge or news. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) One who informs a magistrate of violations of law; one who informs against another for violation of some law or penal statute. [1913 Webster]

{Common informer} (Law), one who habitually gives information of the violation of penal statutes, with a view to a prosecution therefor. --Bouvier. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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