Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “conspiracy”

See all translations

conspiracy

noun [C or U] uk   /kənˈspɪr.ə.si/ us  
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.conspiracy of silence a general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the purpose of keeping it secret
More examples
Translations of “conspiracy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 陰謀, 密謀, 謀劃…
in Russian заговор…
in Turkish komplo, gizli plan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阴谋, 密谋, 谋划…
in Polish spisek…
(Definition of conspiracy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of conspiracy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “conspiracy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More