Conspiracy Con*spir"a*cy, n.; pl. {Conspiracies}. [See {Conspiration}.] 1. A combination of people for an evil purpose; an agreement, between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert, as treason; a plot. [1913 Webster]

When shapen was all his conspiracy From point to point. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

They made a conspiracy against [Amaziah]. --2 Kings xiv. 19. [1913 Webster]

I had forgot that foul conspiracy

Of the beast Caliban and his confederates. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement. [1913 Webster]

A conspiracy in all heavenly and earthly things. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) 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.

Syn: Combination; plot; cabal. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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