Definitions for: Conspiracy

[n] a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
[n] a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
[n] a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*spir"a*cy, n.; pl. Conspiracies. [See
1. A combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement,
between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert,
as treason; a plot.

When shapen was all his conspiracy From point to
point. --Chaucer.

They made a conspiracy against [Amaziah]. --2 Kings
xiv. 19.

I had forgot that foul conspiracy

Of the beast Caliban and his confederates. --Shak.

2. A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to
one event, as if by agreement.

A conspiracy in all heavenly and earthly things.
--Sir P.

3. (Law) An agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds,
by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful
act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful;

Syn: Combination; plot; cabal.

Synonyms: cabal, confederacy, confederacy

See Also: agreement, band, circle, coconspirator, conspiracy of silence, conspirator, Gunpowder Plot, lot, machinator, plot, plotter, secret plan, set, understanding

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