Etymology
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machinator (n.)

"plotter, schemer. one who schemes with evil designs," 1610s, from Latin machinator, agent noun from past-participle stem of machinari "to design, contrive, plot," from machina "machine, engine; device, trick" (see machine (n.)).

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Definitions of machinator

machinator (n.)
a member of a conspiracy;
Synonyms: conspirator / coconspirator / plotter
From wordnet.princeton.edu