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collusion

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noun col·lu·sion \kə-ˈlü-zhən\

Simple Definition of collusion

  • : secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose

Full Definition of collusion

  1. :  secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose

col·lu·sive play \-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>



Origin of collusion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin collusion-, collusio, from colludere


First Known Use: 14th century



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