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col·lu·sion

 (kə-lo͞o′zhən)
n.
An often secret action taken by two or more parties to achieve an illegal or improper purpose.

[Middle English, from Latin collūsiō, collūsiōn-, from collūsus, past participle of collūdere, to collude; see collude.]

collusion

(kəˈluːʒən)
n
1. secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; connivance; conspiracy
2. (Law) a secret agreement between opponents at law in order to obtain a judicial decision for some wrongful or improper purpose
[C14: from Latin collūsiō, from collūdere to collude]
colˈlusive adj

col•lu•sion

(kəˈlu ʒən)

n.
a conspiracy for fraudulent purposes.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin collūsiō]
col•lu′sive (-sɪv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collusion - secret agreement
arrangement, agreement - the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"
2.collusion - agreement on a secret plot
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
cahoot - collusion; "in cahoots with"

collusion

noun conspiracy, intrigue, deceit, complicity, connivance, secret understanding He found no evidence of collusion between record companies and retailers.

collusion

noun
A secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
Translations

collusion

[kəˈluːʒən] Nconfabulación f, connivencia f
to be in collusion withconfabular or conspirar con

collusion

[kəˈluːʒən] ncollusion f
in collusion with → en complicité avec

collusion

n(geheime) Absprache; they’re acting in collusionsie haben sich abgesprochen; there’s been some collusion between those two pupilsdiese beiden Schüler haben zusammengearbeitet

collusion

[kəˈluːʒn] ncollusione f
in collusion with → in accordo segreto con
References in classic literature ?
There was no attempt to conceal the point of junction between Kearney's cabin and the newly-transported saloon from the flat--no architectural illusion of the palpable collusion of the two buildings, which seemed to be telescoped into each other.
They are both written in good faith, I have no doubt, and without any collusion.
Should there be found a citizen zealous enough to undertake the unpromising task, if there happen to be collusion between the parties concerned, how easy it is to clothe the circumstances with so much ambiguity, as to render it uncertain what was the precise conduct of any of those parties?
A political spy, a stock-jobber, a contractor, a man who confiscated in collusion with the syndic of a commune the property of emigres in order to sell them and buy them in, a minister, and a general were all equally engaged in public business.
We haf indeed peen eager to acquire it fery eager; and it was only ze fear that you might be, on patriotic groundts, acting in collusion with your Pritish War Office zat has made us discreet in offering for your marvellous invention through intermediaries.
Circumstances may arise--I won't waste time in guessing at what they may be--which will enable a third person to produce the landlady and the waiter at Craig Fernie in evidence against you--and to assert that your declaration and Miss Silvester's declaration are the result of collusion between you two.
The fact of the presence of the chambermaid--who had come to clean up The Yellow Room--in the laboratory, when Monsieur Stangerson and his daughter returned from their walk, at half-past one, permits us to affirm that at half-past one the murderer was not in the chamber under the bed, unless he was in collusion with the chambermaid.
There was collusion, sir, or that villain never would have escaped.
In the course of his statement he referred, if you remember, to a foreign workman in his employment, whom he had just dismissed on suspicion of attempted theft, and whom he also distrusted as possibly acting in collusion with the Indians who had annoyed him.
THE relatives of three brothers murdered by the notorious UVF "Glenane Gang" has instituted proceedings against the Government for collusion.
He claims Mr Ford has failed to resource the watchdog which could have established if his brother's killing was preventable, if it was linked to other murders and whether there was collusion between the Army, the police and the loyalist killers.
Holcim's shareholding in competitors would likely create a platform for collusion in the cement industry post-merger, claims the CC, adding that this was compounded by the history of collusion in the South African cement industry and the high concentration levels and barriers to entry in the cement industry.