counterconspiracy

noun
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

Definition of counterconspiracy

: 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

First Known Use of counterconspiracy

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterconspiracy was in 1798

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“Counterconspiracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterconspiracy. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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