connivance


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con·niv·ance

also con·niv·ence  (kə-nī′vəns)
n.
1. The act of conniving.
2. Law Cooperation in the commission of an illegal or wrongful act.

connivance

or

connivence

n
1. the act or fact of conniving
2. (Law) law the tacit encouragement of or assent to another's wrongdoing, esp (formerly) of the petitioner in a divorce suit to the respondent's adultery. Also (obsolete): connivancy or connivency

con•niv•ance

(kəˈnaɪ vəns)

n.
1. the act of conniving.
2. encouragement of another's wrongdoing.
[1590–1600; (< French) < Latin]

connivance

passive assistance, especially in wrongdoing.
See also: Aid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.connivance - agreement on a secret plot
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
cahoot - collusion; "in cahoots with"
2.connivance - (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

connivance

noun collusion, intrigue, conspiring, complicity, abetting, tacit consent, abetment The crime had been carried out with police connivance.

connivance

also connivence
noun
A secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
Translations
تَغاضٍ عَن، تَسَتُّر عَلى
němý souhlasshovívavost
medvidenhed
szemethunyás
hylming
tichý súhlas
göz yummasuç ortaklığı

connivance

[kəˈnaɪvəns] N
1. (= tacit consent) → consentimiento m (at en) → connivencia f (frm) (at en) with the connivance ofcon el consentimiento or (frm) la connivencia de
2. (= conspiracy) → connivencia f (frm), complicidad f

connivance

[kəˈnaɪvəns] nconnivence f
with the connivance of sb → avec l'accord tacite de qn, avec la connivence de qn

connivance

n (= tacit consent)stillschweigendes Einverständnis; (= dishonest dealing)Schiebung f; his connivance at the wrongdoingseine Mitwisserschaft bei dem Vergehen; to do something in connivance with somebodyetw mit jds Wissen tun; to be in connivance with somebodymit jdm gemeinsame Sache machen

connivance

[kəˈnaɪvns] n (pej) → connivenza

connive

(kəˈnaiv) verb
(with at) to make no attempt to hinder (something wrong or illegal). Her mother connived at the child's truancy.
conˈnivance noun
References in classic literature ?
If it be objected that this doth in a sort authorize usury, which before, was in some places but permissive; the answer is, that it is better to mitigate usury, by declaration, than to suffer it to rage, by connivance.
No," said Monk, in order to discover if there were not any connivance between the Comte de la Fere and the fisherman.
Phidias was supposed to have stolen some public gold, with the connivance of Pericles, for the embellishment of the statue of Minerva.
And inasmuch," continued the judge, "as it is not proved that the act was not done by the connivance of the master with the servant, and as the master in any case must be held responsible for the acts of his paid servant, I condemn Phileas Fogg to a week's imprisonment and a fine of one hundred and fifty pounds.
Younge, in whose character we were most unhappily deceived; and by her connivance and aid, he so far recommended himself to Georgiana, whose affectionate heart retained a strong impression of his kindness to her as a child, that she was persuaded to believe herself in love, and to consent to an elopement.
The magic egg-cup I usually carried about with me, and with its connivance I did some astonishing things with pennies, but even the penny that costs sixpence is uncertain, and just when you are saying triumphantly that it will be found in the egg-cup, it may clatter to the ground, whereon some ungenerous spectator, such as Irene, accuses you of fibbing and corrupting youthful minds.
With a grace all her own, Cecilia dived under the bed, and produced a basket of jam tarts, a basket of fruit and sweetmeats, a basket of sparkling lemonade, and a superb cake--all paid for by general subscriptions, and smuggled into the room by kind connivance of the servants.
In this state of schemes, and hopes, and connivance, June opened upon Hartfield.
There is in this mansion, dedicated to the purposes of the holy Order of the Temple,'' said the Grand Master, in a severe tone, ``a Jewish woman, brought hither by a brother of religion, by your connivance, Sir Preceptor.
If you escaped, Salensus Oll would know that only through my connivance could you have succeeded.
His original plan had contemplated connivance in the escape of Lady Greystoke for two very good and sufficient reasons.
It seemed, from a short whispering which presently ensued between them and the vintner relative to the best way of escape, that they had entered by the back-door, with the connivance of John Grueby, who watched outside with the key in his pocket, and whom they had taken into their confidence.