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Meaning of CONSPIRACY

Pronunciation:  kun'spirusee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
  2. [n]  a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
  3. [n]  a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
 

CONSPIRACY is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cabal, confederacy, confederacy
 
 See Also: agreement, band, circle, coconspirator, conspiracy of silence, conspirator, Gunpowder Plot, lot, machinator, plot, plotter, secret plan, set, understanding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*spir"a*cy\, n.; pl. {Conspiracies}. [See
{Conspiration}.]
1. A combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement,
   between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert,
   as treason; a plot.

         When shapen was all his conspiracy From point to
         point.                                --Chaucer.

         They made a conspiracy against [Amaziah]. --2 Kings
                                               xiv. 19.

         I had forgot that foul conspiracy

         Of the beast Caliban and his confederates. --Shak.

2. A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to
   one event, as if by agreement.

         A conspiracy in all heavenly and earthly things.
                                               --Sir P.
                                               Sidney.

3. (Law) An agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds,
   by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful
   act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful;
   confederacy.

Syn: Combination; plot; cabal.

 
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