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"conspiracy" in British English

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conspiracynoun [C or U]

uk   /kənˈspɪr.ə.si/ us   /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 off the committee.
conspiracy of silence
a general agreement to keep silent 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)

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conspiracynoun [C/U]

/kənˈspɪr·ə·si/
a secret plan 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   /kənˈspɪrəsi/ us   plural conspiracies
a secret agreement 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 industry associations to stop the sale of lenses to mail order houses.conspiracy to do sth The four directors have denied conspiracy to defraud pensioners by misusing shares that belonged to pension funds. A group of former housing counsellors has been indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges in one of the biggest real estate fraud cases 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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