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con•spir•a•cy



Pronunciation: (kun-spir'u-sē), [key]
n.,
pl. -cies.

1. the act of conspiring.
2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.
3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government.
4. Law.an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.
5. any concurrence in action; combination in bringing about a given result.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

conspicuous consumptionconspiracy of silence
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