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Meaning of “conspiracy” in the English Dictionary

"conspiracy" in British English

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conspiracynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /kənˈspɪr.ə.si/
the ​activity of ​secretlyplanning with other ​people to do something ​bad or ​illegal: The three men are ​accused of conspiracy. [+ to infinitive] She has been ​charged with conspiracy tomurder. I ​think there was a conspiracy tokeep me off the ​committee.conspiracy of silence a ​generalagreement to ​keepsilent about a ​subject for the ​purpose of ​keeping it ​secret

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

"conspiracy" in American English

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conspiracynoun [C/U]

 /kənˈspɪr·ə·si/
a ​secretplan made by two or more ​people to do something ​bad, ​illegal, or against someone’s ​wishes: [C] I ​think there was a conspiracy to ​keep me off the ​committee.
(Definition of conspiracy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conspiracy" in Business English

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conspiracynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /kənˈspɪrəsi/ (plural conspiracies)
a ​secretagreement made between two or more ​people or ​groups to do something ​bad or ​illegal that will ​harm someone else: conspiracy against sb It is my client's ​opinion that there has been a conspiracy against him.conspiracy between sb (and sb) The ​group of optometrists denied there was any conspiracy between them and other ​industryassociations to ​stop the ​sale of lenses to ​mailorderhouses.conspiracy to do sth The four ​directors have denied conspiracy to ​defraudpensioners by ​misusingshares that belonged to ​pensionfunds. A ​group of ​formerhousingcounsellors has been ​indicted on ​fraud and conspiracy ​charges in one of the biggest ​realestatefraudcases ever seen in the ​state.
(Definition of conspiracy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conspiracy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 阴谋, 密谋, 谋划…
in Turkish komplo, gizli plan…
in Russian заговор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陰謀, 密謀, 謀劃…
in Polish spisek…
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