Definitions of collusion

  1. A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. Secret cooperation between two people in order to fool another. Collusion was often practiced by couples before no-fault divorce in order to make up a grounds for divorce (such as adultery). By fabricating a permitted reason for divorce, colluding couples hoped to trick a judge into granting their freedom from the marriage. But a spouse accused of wrongdoing who later changed his or her mind about the divorce could expose the collusion to prevent the divorce from going through.
  3. Secret agreement for an unlawful or evil purpose; as, persons may be in collusion to defraud another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Act of colluding: a secret agreement to deceive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Concerted action to deceive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A secret compact for a fraudulent purpose. See Collude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A secret agreement between two or more persons for some evil purpose, as to defraud any one. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for collusion

  1. The old Rajah always sternly denied having had any collusion with him. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  2. I am told that some three years later the husband brought suit against them for collusion but I never heard how it terminated. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton