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Citizen Informant

citizen informant n

: an informant who is motivated to assist law enforcement officers by good citizenship as distinguished from one seeking some gain (as payment or concessions from police) called also citizen informer NOTE: The information given by a citizen informant is presumed under the law to be reliable.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.