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conspiracy

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1 a group involved in secret or criminal activities

  • members of the conspiracy recognized each other by a secret handshake
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2 a secret agreement or cooperation between two parties for an illegal or dishonest purpose

  • a conspiracy among the leading manufacturers to fix prices
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3 a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends

  • several generals were engaged in a conspiracy to overthrow the government
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plot, intrigue, machination, conspiracy, cabal mean a plan secretly devised to accomplish an evil or treacherous end. plot implies careful foresight in planning a complex scheme.
    • an assassination plot
intrigue suggests secret underhanded maneuvering in an atmosphere of duplicity.
    • backstairs intrigue
machination implies a contriving of annoyances, injuries, or evils by indirect means.
    • the machinations of a party boss
conspiracy implies a secret agreement among several people usually involving treason or great treachery.
    • a conspiracy to fix prices
cabal typically applies to political intrigue involving persons of some eminence.
    • a cabal among powerful senators


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