Simple Definition of collusion
: secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose
Full Definition of collusion
: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose
Examples of collusion
The company was acting in collusion with manufacturers to inflate prices.
<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
Rhymes with collusion
affusion, allusion, Carthusian, conclusion, confusion, contusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion, elusion, exclusion, extrusion, illusion, inclusion, infusion, intrusion, Malthusian, obtrusion, occlusion, perfusion, prelusion, profusion, prolusion, protrusion, reclusion, seclusion, transfusion, Venusian
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