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collusion

a secret agreement to defraud or deceive: Proof of collusion led to their arrest.
Not to be confused with:
collision – the act of colliding; a crash: Traffic was tied up due to a collision on the freeway.
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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.]
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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
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col•lu•sion

(kəˈlu ʒən)

n.
a conspiracy for fraudulent purposes.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin collūsiō]
col•lu′sive (-sɪv) adj.
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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"
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collusion

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

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

collusion

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

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

[kəˈluːʒn] ncollusione f
in collusion with → in accordo segreto con
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Further factors suggest that apparently, collusive pricing and pre-determined quota allocation are possibly not at play.
Agreements among ostensible competitors have been judged harshly under antitrust law, especially in cases where such agreements accomplish collusive pricing or reductions in output.