Pronunciation: (ku-nī'vuns), [key]
1. the act of conniving.
a. tacit encouragement or assent (without participation) to wrongdoing by another.
b. the consent by a person to a spouse's conduct, esp. adultery, that is later made the basis of a divorce proceeding or other complaint. Also,con•niv'ence.
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