Definition of Conspiracy

1. Noun. A secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act.

Exact synonyms: Confederacy
Specialized synonyms: Conspiracy Of Silence
Generic synonyms: Agreement, Understanding
Derivative terms: Conspiratorial, Conspire



2. Noun. A plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot).
Exact synonyms: Cabal
Generic synonyms: Game, Plot, Secret Plan
Specialized synonyms: Gunpowder Plot
Category relationships: Government, Political Science, Politics
Derivative terms: Cabal, Conspire

3. Noun. A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose.
Exact synonyms: Confederacy
Generic synonyms: Band, Circle, Lot, Set
Member holonyms: Coconspirator, Conspirator, Machinator, Plotter
Derivative terms: Conspiratorial

Definition of Conspiracy

1. n. 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.

Definition of Conspiracy

1. Noun. The act of two or more persons, called conspirators, working secretly to obtain some goal, usually understood with negative connotations. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) An agreement between two or more persons to break the law at some time in the future. ¹

3. Noun. A group of ravens. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conspiracy

1. [n -CIES]

Conspiracy Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Conspiracy Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conspiracy

conspectuses
conspersion
conspersions
conspicious
conspicuities
conspicuity
conspicuous
conspicuous consumer
conspicuous consumption
conspicuously
conspicuousness
conspiracies
conspiracism
conspiracist
conspiracists
conspiracy (current term)
conspiracy of silence
conspiracy theories
conspiracy theorist
conspiracy theorists
conspiracy theory
conspirancy
conspirant
conspiration
conspirational
conspirations
conspirative
conspirator
conspiratorial
conspiratorially

Literary usage of Conspiracy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of the Law of Torts by Heman Gerald Chapin (1917)
"It has been truly said that "what a conspiracy precisely is no one knows. ... 171) comes nearest to accuracy: "conspiracy is the combination of two or more ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"for the purpose of prostitution, the conspiracy is a criminal offence, ... Objects of conspiracy. The objects of this crime, though numerous and multiform, ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"... upon an Indictment for a conspiracy to intimidate a citizen of African descent In the exercise of his right to vote for a member of Congress—the court, ..."

4. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1861)
"THE conspiracy IN PARIS. — ANTHONY BABINGTON — His ROMANTIC ENTHUSIASM FOR THE ... HE is DRAWN INTO THE conspiracy. — HE MODIFIES THE PLAN OF PROCEDURE, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States by Francis Wharton (1874)
"conspiracy AT COMMON LAW. Offence to be limited to cases where either object or ... Where concert is necessary to offence, conspiracy does not lie, § 2289. ..."

6. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons, John Bertram Andrews, American Bureau of Industrial Research (1916)
"Hunt there were still prosecutions of workingmen for "conspiracy," but in the cases of the 'fifties and 'sixties acts of violence were usually involved. ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1904)
"1797] The supposed conspiracy to enquire into the conspiracy. According to these authorities the measures taken by the three Directors were just in time to ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Conspiracy

Search for Conspiracy on Dictionary.com!Search for Conspiracy on Thesaurus.com!Search for Conspiracy on Google!Search for Conspiracy on Wikipedia!

Search