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Meaning of CONNIVANCE

Pronunciation:  ku'nIvuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
  2. [n]  agreement on a secret plot
 

CONNIVANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: collusion, secret approval, tacit consent
 
 See Also: agreement, approval, cahoots, commendation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*niv"ance\, n. [Cf. F. connivence, L.
conniventia.]
1. Intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or
   wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or
   co["o]peration.

2. (Law) Corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not
   involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and
   failure to prevent or oppose it.

Syn: See {Collusion}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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