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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Informant  \In*form"ant\,  n.  [L.  informans,  -antis,  p.  pr  of 
  informare  See  {Inform},  v.  t.] 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  informs,  animates,  or  vivifies. 
  [Obs.]  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  One  who  imparts  information  or  instruction. 
 
  3.  One  who  offers  an  accusation;  an  informer.  See  {Informer}. 
  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  It  was  the  last  evidence  of  the  kind  the  informant 
  was  hanged.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  informant 
  n  1:  a  person  who  supplies  information  [syn:  {source}] 
  2:  someone  who  sees  an  event  and  tells  what  happened  [syn:  {witness}] 




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