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Definition of the noun informer

What does informer mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: informers

  1. one who reveals confidential information in return for money

Alternative definition of the noun informer


  1. One who informs someone else about something.
  2. A person who tells authorities about improper or illegal activity.


Who is Informer?

Informer a.k.a. Snow: Darrin Kenneth O'Brien, better known by his stage name Snow, is a Canadian reggae musician. He is best known for his 1993 single "Informer", which reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


Informer is a fictional character from the 1994 film The Garden of God.


  1. "Informer" is a 1993 single by Canadian reggae musician Snow. It features and is produced by MC Shan, and is from Snow's debut album 12 Inches of Snow. The single was a chart-topping hit, spending seven consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was his biggest hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached Number 2, behind two different number one singles. In 2007, the song was ranked No. 84 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.
  2. "Informer" is an album that was nominated for Best Reggae Recording in the 1994 Juno Awards.
    • artist: Snow
    • released in (24 years ago)
    • award:
      • Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year nomination for Snow
      • Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year, received by Snow
  3. "Informer" is a musical album of Lady Ann.
    • released in (33 years ago)


The Informer is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Belgrade, Serbia, that is affiliated with the Serbian Progressive Party. It serves as a successor to the former SNS newspaper Pravda.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Informer

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Law (1882)

Containing Definitions of the Technical Terms in Modern Use, and a Concise Statement of the Rules of Law Affecting the Principal Subjects, with Historical and Etymological Notes by Charles Sweet

INFORMER is a person who brings an action or takes some other proceeding for the recovery of a penalty of which the whole or part goes to him. § 2.

Google previewDefamation Law and Social Attitudes (2011)

Ordinary Unreasonable People by Roy Baker

The defender argued that the pursuer had no cause of action because an informer is a legal officer and it was 'not...

Google previewDictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

by Steven H. Gifis

INFORMER one who, on a confidential basis, gives information about some wrongdoing to the police or other governmental authorities. Often the information is given in the hope that some favor or benefit is given to the tipster in return for the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the British Novel (2015)

by Victoria Gaydosik

Informer. 1925 Work Author: Liam O'Flaherty Set in the 1920s in Dublin, this novel of psychological realism follows the pattern of the Judas story: A member of a marginalized group who betraysa comrade formoney then finds himself alienated ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Theformerare usually brought upon penal statutes, which inflict a penalty upon conviction of the otfender,one part to the use ofthe ling, and another to the use of the informer. By the statute 31 Eliz. c. 5. no prosecution upon any penal statute, ...

Google previewA new Law Dictionary ... to which is added an outline of an action at law and of a suit in equity, etc (1846)

by Henry James HOLTHOUSE

INFORMER. See tit. Information. INGREssU. A writ of entry, by which a man seeks entry into lands or tenements: of which there are various forms according to the nature of the case.—Reg. Orig. 227. INGREssUs. See tit. Relief. IN GRoss.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

The former are usually brought upon penal statutes, which inflict a penalty upon conviction of the offender,one part to the use ofthe king, and another to the use of the informer. By the statute 31 Eliz. c. 5. no prosecution upon any penal statute, ...


the prosecution of criminal offenses was gener- sdly left to private initiative, the informer played an important part in the enforcement of the criminal law. With the institution of a crown prosecutor in England and of prosecuting attorneys in the ...

Google previewNew American Supplement to the latest edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1897)

INFORMER. One who makes an accusation against another, charging the violation of some penal law. Statutes are frequently enacted, which entitle the informer to a part of the penalty upon the conviction of the offender. Such statutes are ...

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Mandela Sign Language Interpreter interpreting the words to "Informer" by Snow

The sign language interpreter at Mandela's Memorial Service was really signing the words to Informer by Snow.

Quotes about Informer

To put the point sharply: If an informer in the French underground who sent a friend to the torture chambers of the Gestapo was equally a victim, then there can be no right or wrong in life that I understand. (Albert Maltz)
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Scrabble value of I1N1F4O1R1M3E1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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