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Informer

In`form´er
n.1.One who informs, animates, or inspires.
Nature, informer of the poet's art.
- Pope.
2.One who informs, or imparts knowledge or news.
3.(Law) One who informs a magistrate of violations of law; one who informs against another for violation of some law or penal statute.
Common informer
(Law) one who habitually gives information of the violation of penal statutes, with a view to a prosecution therefor.
- Bouvier.
Noun1.Informerinformer - one who reveals confidential information in return for money

INFORMER. A person who informs or prefers an accusation against another, whom he suspects of the violation of some penal statute.
     2. When the informer is entitled to the penalty or part of the penalty, upon the conviction of an offender, he is or is not a competent witness, accordingly as the statute creating the penalty has or has not made him so. 1 Phil. Ev. 97; Rosc. Cr. Ev. 107; 5 Mass. R. 57; 1 Dall. 68; 1 Saund. 262, c. Vide articles Prosecutor; Rewards.

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