conspiracy
noun (plural -cies) Etymology: Middle English conspiracie, from Latin conspirare Date: 14th century 1. the act of conspiring together 2. a. an agreement among conspirators b. a group of conspirators Synonyms: see plot

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  • conspiracy — con‧spi‧ra‧cy [kənˈspɪrəsi] noun conspiracies PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] a secret plan that is made by two or more people to do something harmful or illegal: conspiracy to do something • All three men were charged with conspiracy to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Conspiracy? — is a documentary television series that was created and originally aired on The History Channel (as of December 2006, it is being syndicated on the History International Channel) that examines recent historical events from the perspective of… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conspiracy — mid 14c., from Anglo Fr. conspiracie, O.Fr. conspiracie conspiracy, plot, from L. conspirationem (nom. conspiratio) agreement, union, unanimity, noun of action from conspirare (see CONSPIRE (Cf. conspire)); earlier in same sense was conspiration… …   Etymology dictionary

  • conspiracy — [kən spir′ə sē] n. pl. conspiracies [ME conspiracie, prob. via ML conspirancia < L conspirare: see CONSPIRE] 1. a planning and acting together secretly, esp. for an unlawful or harmful purpose, such as murder or treason 2. the plan agreed on;… …   English World dictionary

  • conspiracy — cabal, intrigue, machination, *plot Analogous words: *sedition, treason: treacherousness or treachery, perfidiousness or perfidy, disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness OR falsity (see corresponding adjectives at FAITHLESS) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conspiracy — [n] collusion in plan cabal, complot, confederacy, connivance, countermine, counterplot, covin, disloyalty, fix, frame*, game, hookup*, intrigue, league, little game*, machination, perfidy, plot, practice, put up job*, scheme, sedition,… …   New thesaurus

  • conspiracy — ► NOUN (pl. conspiracies) 1) a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. 2) the action of conspiring …   English terms dictionary

  • Conspiracy — Contents 1 Types of conspiracies 2 Music 3 Film and television 4 …   Wikipedia

  • conspiracy — conspirative, adj. conspiratorial /keuhn spir euh tawr ee euhl, tohr /, conspiratory, adj. conspiratorially, adv. /keuhn spir euh see/, n., pl. conspiracies. 1. the act of conspiring. 2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan… …   Universalium

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