conspiracy has definitions from the fields of law,criminal law
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[ noun ] (law) a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

Synonyms

confederacy

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)

The latter provisions proscribe any contract , combination , or conspiracy in restraint of interstate or foreign trade , and monopolization of , or attempts , combinations , or conspiracies to monopolize , such trade .

The latter provisions proscribe any contract , combination , or conspiracy in restraint of interstate or foreign trade , and monopolization of , or attempts , combinations , or conspiracies to monopolize , such trade .

Thus , a finding of conspiracy to restrain trade or attempt to monopolize was excluded from the Court 's decision .

2
[ noun ] a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

Synonyms

cabal

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

There seems to be almost a conspiracy of silence veiling it .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

`` There is more to the conspiracy .

Related terms

plot gunpowder_plot politics

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[ noun ] (law,criminal law) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

Synonyms

confederacy

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)

The Court 's opinion dogmatically asserts that the husband wife conspiracy doctrine does not in_fact protect this relationship , and that hence the doctrine `` enthrone [ s ] an unreality into a rule of law '' .

(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)

`` Of_course , I agree with the Captain '' , Gansevoort said thoughtfully , `` but the conspiracy is ferocious and desperate .

Related terms

set conspirator

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