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INFORMER [4 records]

Record 1 2013-09-03

English

Subject field(s)
  • PAJLO
  • Law of Evidence
DEF

The one who commences an action or takes some other steps to recover a penalty.

French

Domaine(s)
  • PAJLO
  • Droit de la preuve
OBS

indicateur : terme normalisé par le Comité de normalisation dans le cadre du Programme national de l'administration de la justice dans les deux langues officielles (PAJLO).

Spanish

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Record 2 2010-12-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Criminology
DEF

[One] who gives information to the police ...

OBS

One who imparts information; generally distinguished from informer (one who gives accusatory information). Do not confuse "informant" with "informer." "Informant" is more general than "informer" and refers to any person who gives information in various fields, for example, a witness to a car accident. "Informer", in police terminology, is more specific and more closely equivalent to the French "indicateur."

French

Domaine(s)
  • Criminologie
DEF

Toute personne dont le rôle est de recueillir et de fournir des informations dans divers domaines.

OBS

On ne dit pas seulement «informateur de police» mais aussi par exemple, «informateur de presse» ou «informateur» en matière d'enquêtes linguistiques.

OBS

Dénoncer quelqu'un à la police.

OBS

Tous ces termes s'emploient comme synonymes dans le domaine de la criminologie.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Criminología
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Record 3 2003-04-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Police
DEF

An informer; especially, a spy for the police.

CONT

Twomey and Carpenter claim they were framed by a "supergrass" - a police informer hoping for lenient treatment in return for turning in other villains.

OBS

stool pigeon, stoolie, pigeon, lockout pin, supergrass: slang expressions.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Police
DEF

Personne, bien souvent du milieu, qui se met à la solde de la police pour la renseigner.

OBS

Selon le Larousse de la langue française LEXIS, "indic" est un terme populaire.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Policía
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Record 4 1990-03-14

English

Subject field(s)
  • Police
  • Criminology
DEF

one secretly in the service ... of a diplomatic agency (as an embassy) that supplies information.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Police
  • Criminologie
OBS

Source: Glossaire des termes de renseignement, disponible à la bibliothèque de la GRC.

Spanish

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