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connivance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Connivance  \Con*niv"ance\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  connivence,  L. 
  conniventia.] 
  1.  Intentional  failure  or  forbearance  to  discover  a  fault  or 
  wrongdoing;  voluntary  oversight;  passive  consent  or 
  co["o]peration. 
 
  2.  (Law)  Corrupt  or  guilty  assent  to  wrongdoing,  not 
  involving  actual  participation  in  but  knowledge  of  and 
  failure  to  prevent  or  oppose  it 
 
  Syn:  See  {Collusion}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  connivance 
  n  1:  agreement  on  a  secret  plot  [syn:  {collusion}] 
  2:  (law)  tacit  approval  of  someone's  wrongdoing  [syn:  {secret 
  approval},  {tacit  consent}] 




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