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collusion

noun

  1. (arrangement)  secret agreement
    Type of: agreement
  2. (connivance)  agreement on a secret plot
    Synonyms: cahoot, connivance, connivence. Type of: agreement

Etymology summary

Old French collusion, from Latin collusionem (nominative collusio) "act of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Collusion

an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or ... (38 of 1307 words)

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Collusion (disambiguation)

an agreement, usually secretive, which occurs between two or more persons to deceive, mislead, or defraud others of legal rights. Collusion may also refer to: Collusion (EP), a 2005 metalcore album | Collusion Syndicate, a defunct special interest... (37 of 101 words, 3 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

collusion | connivance [synonym, sense-specific] | conspiracy [synonym, sense-specific] | collusive [adjective, derived]

secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; connivance; conspiracy | a secret agreement between opponents at law in order to obtain a judicial decision ... (22 of 479 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/collusion

Merriam-Webster:

collusion | complicity [synonym] | connivance [synonym] | conspiracy [synonym] | collusive [adjective, related] | collusively [adverb, related] | chicanery [similar] | foul play [similar] | skulduggery [similar] | ...

secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose (11 of 95 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/collusion

Oxford Dictionary:

collusion | collusive [derived] | collusively [derived]

secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others | [law] : collusion between ostensible opponents in a lawsuit. (20 of 75 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/collusion

Random House Dictionary:

collusion

a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy. | [law] a secret understanding between two or more persons to gain ... (21 of 65 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/collusion

Cambridge Dictionary:

collusion [formal] | collusive [adjective, derived]

agreement between people to act together secretly or illegally in order to deceive or cheat someone (16 of 50 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/collusion

Macmillan British Dictionary:

collusion [uncountable, formal] | collusive [adjective, related]

the secret activities of people who work together to do something dishonest (12 of 40 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/collusion

American Heritage Dictionary:

collusion

A secret agreement between two or more parties for a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose. (15 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/collusion

New World Dictionary:

collusion | collusive [adjective, related] | collusively [adverb, related]

a secret agreement for fraudulent or illegal purpose; conspiracy (9 of 28 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/collusion

Wiktionary:

collusion | collusions [plural] | conspiracy [synonym]

A secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy. (8 of 12 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/collusion

Encarta Dictionary:

collusion

secret cooperation between people in order to do something illegal or underhanded (12 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861598652​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

collusion

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French collusion, from Latin collusionem (nominative collusio) "act of colluding", from colludere, from com- ... (18 of 36 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

collusion

Origin: Middle English, from Latin collūsiō, collūsiōn-, from collūsus, past participle of collūdere, to collude; see "collude".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/collusion

Wiktionary:

collusion | collusions [plural]

Origin: Dated from the 14th Century CE; from Old French collusion, from Latin collusionem ("act of colluding").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/collusion

Oxford Dictionary:

collusion

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin collusio(n-), from colludere "have a secret agreement" (see "collude")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/collusion

New World Dictionary:

collusion

Origin: Middle English from Latin collusio from collusus, past participle of colludere: see "collude"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/collusion

Merriam-Webster:

collusion

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin collusion-, collusio, from colludere

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/collusion

Collins Dictionary:

collusion

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin collūsiō, from collūdere to collude

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/collusion

Encarta Dictionary:

collusion

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin collusion- from collus-, past participle of colludere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861598652​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

collusion | collusions [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "collusion"

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Collins Dictionary:

collusion

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "collusion"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/collusion

Cambridge Dictionary:

collusion [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "collusion"

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/collusion

Macmillan British Dictionary:

collusion [uncountable, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "collusion"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

collusion [uncountable, formal]

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the Free Dictionary:

collusion

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Google Dictionary:

collusion

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

collusion

Audio: North American pronunciation of "collusion"

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YourDictionary Audio:

collusion

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freedictionary.org:

Collusion

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