(?), n. [From Inform, v.] 1. One who informs, animates, or inspires. [Obs.] Thomson.
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Nature, informer of the poet's art.
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2. One who informs, or imparts knowledge or news.
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3. (Law) One who informs a magistrate of violations of law; one who informs against another for violation of some law or penal statute.
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Common informer (Law), one who habitually gives information of the violation of penal statutes, with a view to a prosecution therefor. Bouvier. Wharton.
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