Meaning of “collusion” in the English Dictionary

"collusion" in British English

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collusionnoun [ U ]

uk /kəˈluː.ʒən/ us /kəˈluː.ʒən/ formal

agreement between people to act together secretly or illegally in order to deceive or cheat someone:

It is thought that they worked in collusion with the terrorist network.
adjective uk /kəˈluː.sɪv/ us /kəˈluː.sɪv/

There was evidence of collusive behaviour between the banks.

(Definition of “collusion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"collusion" in American English

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collusionnoun [ U ]

us /kəˈlu·ʒən/

agreement, esp. in secret for an illegal or dishonest reason:

The companies were accused of acting in collusion to fix prices.

(Definition of “collusion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"collusion" in Business English

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collusionnoun [ U ]

uk /kəˈluːʒən/ us LAW

the act of doing something secret or illegal with another person, company, etc. in order to deceive people:

There have been allegations of collusion between/among fund managers.
An appraiser sometimes acts in collusion with a borrower and provides a misleading appraisal report to the lender.

(Definition of “collusion” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)