noun col·lu·sion \kə-ˈlü-zhən\

: secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose

Full Definition of COLLUSION

:  secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose
col·lu·sive \-ˈlü-siv, -ziv\ adjective
col·lu·sive·ly adverb

Examples of COLLUSION

  1. The company was acting in collusion with manufacturers to inflate prices.
  2. <there was collusion between the two companies to fix prices>


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin collusion-, collusio, from colludere
First Known Use: 14th century


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