coun·​ter·​con·​spir·​a·​cy ˌkau̇n-tər-kən-ˈspir-ə-sē How to pronounce counterconspiracy (audio)
variants or counter-conspiracy
plural counterconspiracies or counter-conspiracies
: a conspiracy to oppose or undermine something (such as another conspiracy)
She also wrote that conspiracies beget conspiracies, and so do conspiracy theories. The belief in a conspiracy demands a counterconspiracy to fight it.Masha Gessen

Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterconspiracy was in 1798

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“Counterconspiracy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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