Collusive Col*lu"sive, a. 1. Characterized by collusion; done or planned in collusion. ``Collusive and sophistical arguings.'' --J. Trapp. ``Collusive divorces.'' --Strype. [1913 Webster]

2. Acting in collusion. ``Collusive parties.'' --Burke. -- {Col*lu"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Col*lu"sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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