A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
One who, privy to the commission of a crime, confidentially communicates with the police or other governmental entity about it.
An original or indigenous inhabitant of a region, as distinguished from an invader, explorer, colonist, etc.
An informer, especially a police informer.
Any of numerous long-tailed rodents of various families (esp. Muridae and Cricetidae) resembling, but larger than, the mouse: rats are very destructive pests and carriers of highly contagious diseases, as bubonic plague and typhus
(Slang) A stool pigeon.
An informer or talebearer
A person who tattles; gossip or informer
One who gives incriminating information about others
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A pigeon used as a decoy.
The state or fact of knowing:
The branch of knowledge dealing with such rules; jurisprudence
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