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Meaning of COLLUSION

Pronunciation:  ku'loozhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  secret agreement
  2. [n]  agreement on a secret plot

COLLUSION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: connivance
 See Also: agreement, agreement, arrangement, cahoots



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Col*lu"sion\, n. [L. collusio: cf. F. collusion. See
1. A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or
   deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands;
   deceit; fraud; cunning.

         The foxe, maister of collusion.       --Spenser.

         That they [miracles] be done publicly, in the face
         of the world, that there may be no room to suspect
         artifice and collusion.               --Atterbury.

         By the ignorance of the merchants or dishonesty of
         the weavers, or the collusion of both, the ware was
         bad and the price excessive.          --Swift.

2. (Law) An agreement between two or more persons to defraud
   a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain
   an object forbidden by law. --Bouvier. Abbott.

Syn: {Collusion}, {Connivance}.

Usage: A person who is guilty of connivance intentionally
       overlooks, and thus sanctions what he was bound to
       prevent. A person who is guilty of collusion unites
       with others (playing into their hands) for fraudulent

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