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Definitions of conspiracy

  1. a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A plot; a combination of two or more persons engaged together for an unlawful or evil purpose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Combination for an evil purpose; plot. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A secret combination, especially for an evil purpose; plot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Combination for an evil purpose or to commit a crime, particularly some act of treason in concert; a plot; concurrence; an agreement between two or more persons falsely and maliciously to indict an innocent person for alleged felony. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A plot; two or more persons engaged together for an unlawful or evil purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for conspiracy

  1. Can you find any trace of a conspiracy against me in this last ghastly adventure? – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  2. And ignorant to what extent the conspiracy had actually gone, he heard with additional alarm, that no fewer than twenty- four persons, including the leader, had been condemned to death. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
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