conspiration

noun
con·​spi·​ra·​tion | \ ˌkän(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce conspiration (audio) , ˌkän-(ˌ)spi-ˈrā- \

Definition of conspiration

1 : the act or action of plotting or secretly combining
2 : a joint effort toward a particular end

Other Words from conspiration

conspirational \ ˌkän(t)-​spə-​ˈrā-​shnəl How to pronounce conspiration (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl , ˌkän-​(ˌ)spi-​ˈrā-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of conspiration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conspiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspiration. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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