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Conspiracy

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Conspiracyn. [See Conspiration.].
  •  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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "They made a conspiracy against [Amaziah]."  [1913 Webster]
    "I had forgot that foul conspiracy"  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Conspiracy, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a secret plan to commit a crime or do harm, often for political ends; a plot.
2 the act of conspiring.

Idiom
conspiracy of silence an agreement to say nothing.
Etymology
ME f. AF conspiracie, alt. form of OF conspiration f. L conspiratio -onis (as conspire)

THESAURUS

Conspiracy

Anschluss, accompaniment, accordance, addition, affiliation, agglomeration, aggregation, agreement, alliance, amalgamation, art, artful dodge, artifice, assimilation, association, blend, blending, blind, cabal, cahoots, cartel, centralization, chicane, chicanery, co-working, coaction, coalescence, coalition, coincidence, collaboration, collectivity, collusion, combination, combine, combined effort, combo, complicity, complot, composition, concert, concerted action, concomitance, concordance, concourse, concurrence, confederacy, confederation, confluence, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, conn, connivance, connivery, consilience, consolidation, contrivance, contriving, cooperation, correspondence, counterplot, coup, covin, craft, cute trick, deceit, deep-laid plot, design, device, dirty work, disloyalty, dodge, dodgery, ecumenism, embodiment, encompassment, engineering, enosis, expedient, faithlessness, fakement, falsity, federalization, federation, feint, fetch, finagling, finesse, foul play, frame-up, fusion, gambit, game, gimmick, grift, hookup, inclusion, incorporation, integration, intrigue, jugglery, junction, junta, knavery, league, little game, machination, maneuver, maneuvering, manipulation, marriage, meld, melding, merger, move, package, package deal, parasitism, perfidiousness, perfidy, pettifoggery, pettifogging, plot, plotting, ploy, practice, racket, red herring, rigging, ruse, saprophytism, scheme, schemery, scheming, sedition, sharp practice, shift, simultaneity, skulduggery, sleight, solidification, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, supercherie, symbiosis, synchronism, syncretism, syndication, syneresis, synergy, synthesis, tactic, tie-up, treacherousness, treachery, treason, trick, trickery, underhand dealing, underplot, unification, union, united action, web of intrigue, wedding, wile, wily device, wire-pulling

ROGET THESAURUS

Conspiracy

Plan

N plan, scheme, design, project, proposal, proposition, suggestion, resolution, motion, precaution, deep- laid plan, system, organization, germ, sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche, brouillon, rough cast, rough draft, draught copy, copy, proof, revise, drawing, scheme, schematic, graphic, chart, flow chart (representation), forecast, program, programme, prospectus, carte du pays, card, bill, protocol, order of the day, list of agenda, bill of fare, base of operations, platform, plank, slate, ticket, role, policy, contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, device, pipelaying, stratagem, trick, alternative, loophole, shift, last shift, measure, step, stroke, stroke of policy, master stroke, trump card, court card, cheval de bataille, great gun, coup, coup d'etat, clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good stroke, bright thought, bright idea, intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot, machination, subplot, underplot, counterplot, schemer, schemist, schematist, strategist, machinator, projector, artist, promoter, designer, conspirator, intrigant, planned, strategic, strategical, planning, prepared, in course of preparation, under consideration, on the tapis, on the carpet, on the floor.


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