Collusion Col*lu"sion, n. [L. collusio: cf. F. collusion. See {Collude}.] 1. A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning. [1913 Webster]

The foxe, maister of collusion. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

That they [miracles] be done publicly, in the face of the world, that there may be no room to suspect artifice and collusion. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

By the ignorance of the merchants or dishonesty of the weavers, or the collusion of both, the ware was bad and the price excessive. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) An agreement between two or more persons to defraud a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by law. --Bouvier. Abbott.

Syn: {Collusion}, {Connivance}.

Usage: A person who is guilty of connivance intentionally overlooks, and thus sanctions what he was bound to prevent. A person who is guilty of collusion unites with others (playing into their hands) for fraudulent purposes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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