from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A secret agreement between two or more parties for a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning.
- n. An agreement between two or more persons to defraud a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by law.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Secret agreement for a fraudulent or harmful purpose; a secret or crafty understanding for unworthy purposes.
- n. Specifically, in law, a secret understanding between two or more persons to act or proceed as if adversely or at. variance with, or in apparent defiance of, one another's rights, in order to prejudice a third person or to obtain a remedy which could not as well be obtained by open concurrence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. secret agreement
- n. agreement on a secret plot
As news about the memo spread, critics of Hall and the school board quickly denounced what they described as collusion between the district and the chamber.
What you have here is, you have public officials ... in collusion, practicing an illegal act that costs the taxpayers money.
'You have public officials in collusion, practicing an illegal act that costs taxpayers money,' McDonough said in an interview Tuesday.
I married and had a child early, my job was extremely taxing, and I was certainly in collusion with all the demands that rained down.
Farmers are serfs, working for the brokers, who set prices in collusion with the Feds and Agribusiness suppliers.
These are vicious lies started by the coal and oil companies in collusion with the Bush Administration.
That Bella was in collusion with the Indian, and that Borg was to be murdered.
Last week the superpower-defying website, in collusion with unknown U.S. military personnel, posted 391,832 field reports from Iraq -- SIGACTs, in military-speak, or significant actions in the war -- including the checkpoint incident above.
"They're in collusion with the government and just want a piece of the pie like everyone else."
Nixon's OMB, in collusion with the Congress, wouldn't give NASA the budgets necessary to do it right, trading off full reusability (high development cost coupled to extreme pushing-the-envelope engineering) against partial reusability (higher operational cost coupled to within-range technology development) ... and NASA's management at the time went along.
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