from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of conniving.
- n. Law Knowledge of and tacit consent to the commission of an illegal act by another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of conniving.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or coöperation.
- n. Corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and failure to prevent or oppose it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of conniving, tacitly permitting, or indirectly aiding; collusion by withholding condemnation or exposure; tacit or implied encouragement, especially of wrong-doing.
- n. In the law of divorce, specifically, the corrupt consenting of a married person to that conduct in the spouse of which complaint is afterward made.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. agreement on a secret plot
- n. (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
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