conspiration

noun

con·​spi·​ra·​tion ˌkän(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce conspiration (audio)
ˌkän-(ˌ)spi-ˈrā-
1
: the act or action of plotting or secretly combining
2
: a joint effort toward a particular end
conspirational
ˌkän(t)-spə-ˈrā-shnəl How to pronounce conspiration (audio)
-shə-nᵊl
ˌkän-(ˌ)spi-ˈrā-
adjective

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conspiration was in the 14th century

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“Conspiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspiration. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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