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conspiracy

noun [C or U]     /kənˈspɪr.ə.si/
the activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal: The three men are accused of conspiracy. [+ to infinitive] She has been charged with conspiracy to murder. I think there was a conspiracy to keep me out of the committee.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking conspiracy of silence a general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the purpose of keeping it secretPlotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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