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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collusion  \Col*lu"sion\,  n.  [L.  collusio:  cf  F.  collusion.  See 
  {Collude}.] 
  1.  A  secret  agreement  and  cooperation  for  a  fraudulent  or 
  deceitful  purpose;  a  playing  into  each  other's  hands; 
  deceit;  fraud;  cunning. 
 
  The  foxe,  maister  of  collusion.  --Spenser. 
 
  That  they  [miracles]  be  done  publicly,  in  the  face 
  of  the  world,  that  there  may  be  no  room  to  suspect 
  artifice  and  collusion.  --Atterbury. 
 
  By  the  ignorance  of  the  merchants  or  dishonesty  of 
  the  weavers,  or  the  collusion  of  both  the  ware  was 
  bad  and  the  price  excessive.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  (Law)  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.  --Bouvier.  Abbott. 
 
  Syn:  {Collusion},  {Connivance}. 
 
  Usage:  A  person  who  is  guilty  of  connivance  intentionally 
  overlooks,  and  thus  sanctions  what  he  was  bound  to 
  prevent.  A  person  who  is  guilty  of  collusion  unites 
  with  others  (playing  into  their  hands)  for  fraudulent 
  purposes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collusion 
  n  1:  secret  agreement 
  2:  agreement  on  a  secret  plot  [syn:  {connivance}] 




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