Definition of collusion
: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose acting in collusion with the enemy
collusiveplay \kə-ˈlü-siv, -ziv\ adjective
Examples of collusion in a Sentence
The company was acting in collusion with manufacturers to inflate prices.
there was collusion between the two companies to fix prices
Recent Examples of collusion from the Web
Which is pretty brazen considering these people have spent the better part of a year telling us there was absolutely no collusion.
Both events garnered attention in light of the ongoing investigations into potential collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government.
Perceptions about the role of Russia in the 2016 election and possible collusion or cooperation with Trump campaign associates continue to be a drag on the president, though like many other questions, results show a clear partisan divide.
The White House denied that there had been any collusion between Donald Trump’s election campaign and the Russian authorities, after e-mails surfaced of a meeting between Donald Trump junior and a Russian lawyer.
Wildstein also handed over texts and emails that demonstrated collusion with his former supervisor, Bill Baroni, and Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly.
Scuttling the whole film-TV tax incentives thread would keep the focus more squarely on manipulated climate change and government-business collusion.
The new reporting that has broken this weekend suggests instead that this collusion likely did take place.
The NCAA and schools should know all about enabling black markets, because the aforementioned collusion to cap compensation created an underground economy that has endured for decades in the student-athlete labor market for revenue sports.
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Financial Definition of COLLUSION
What It Is
How It Works
For example, let’s assume that there are four major cable providers in the U.S. The four companies meet secretly and agree not to compete with one another for customers in certain geographic areas of the country. To accomplish this, they agree on which of the four providers will "get" each territory by offering the best price or service in that territory. The other three firms agree to not offer a lower price in that territory. In return, each of the three other firms get their own territory with the same agreement. By doing this, the four providers ensure that no other competitors will enter the markets, thereby preserving their profits and territories as a whole.
Why It Matters
Collusion is illegal because it interferes with the natural market forces of supply and demand and harms consumers by inhibiting competition.
COLLUSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collusion for English Language Learners
: secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose
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