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English definition of “connivance”

connivance

noun [U] uk   /kəˈnaɪ.vəns/ us  
the act of conniving, especially by knowing that something bad is happening and allowing it to continue: Their appalling treatment of their child could only have happened with the connivance of their neighbours.Allowing and permitting
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