collusion

noun
col·​lu·​sion | \ kə-ˈlü-zhən How to pronounce collusion (audio) \

Definition of collusion

: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose acting in collusion with the enemy

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Other Words from collusion

collusive \ kə-​ˈlü-​siv How to pronounce collusive (audio) , -​ziv \ adjective
collusively adverb

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 on the Web Mueller concluded that Russia interfered in 2016 but didn't establish any collusion between the Kremlin and any U.S. citizens. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "'The truth still matters': Obama-appointed Roger Stone judge defends Russia investigations," 21 Feb. 2020 Republicans saw this as a continuation of the Democrats' efforts to impeach Trump over the earlier Russia-collusion hypothesis, which fell apart after Robert Mueller's special counsel probe found no evidence for the theory. Edward Morrissey, TheWeek, "The impeachment rules fight is another blowup in the slow destruction of Congress," 22 Jan. 2020 If collusion with Russia had been fact rather than farce, Trump would never have made it to an impeachment trial. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The Hole in the Impeachment Case," 18 Jan. 2020 There's no inappropriate activity pertaining to Russian collusion. Sara Murray, CNN, "Roger Stone's finances examined by special counsel," 24 May 2018 His meeting with a Russian banker linked to the Kremlin stoked speculation about collusion. Brian Bennett, Time, "Inside Jared Kushner’s Unusual White House Role," 16 Jan. 2020 Not about collusion, Russian interference or obstruction of justice, but about the leading lights of journalism who managed to get the story so wrong, and for so long. Sean Davis, WSJ, "A Catastrophic Media Failure," 25 Mar. 2019 The text messages, released to media two years ago, were between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page who were assigned to the investigation into collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "Rod Rosenstein Authorized the Release of Text Messages Between FBI Employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page: Court Filing," 18 Jan. 2020 This is absolutely insanity and is the the clearest collusion ever. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Jade Roper Tolbert Accused of Colluding with Husband After Winning $1M in Fantasy NFL Contest," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of collusion

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collusion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin collusion-, collusio, from colludere — see collude

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“Collusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collusion. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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collusion

noun

Financial Definition of collusion

What It Is

Collusion, also known as price rigging or price fixing,  occurs when several individuals and/or businesses agree to set the price for something.

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.

In the stock market, traders with inside information might collude on trades in order to benefit from the inside information.

Why It Matters

Collusion is illegal because it interferes with the natural market forces of supply and demand and harms consumers by inhibiting competition.

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collusion

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How to pronounce collusion (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of collusion

: secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose

collusion

noun
col·​lu·​sion | \ kə-ˈlü-zhən How to pronounce collusion (audio) \

Legal Definition of collusion

: the act or an instance of colluding

Other Words from collusion

collusive \ -​siv How to pronounce collusive (audio) \ adjective

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