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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conspiracy  \Con*spir"a*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Conspiracies}.  [See 
  {Conspiration}.] 
  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. 
  Sidney. 
 
  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; 
  confederacy. 
 
  Syn:  Combination;  plot;  cabal. 




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