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conspiracy theory

n.
A theory seeking to explain a disputed case or matter as a plot by a secret group or alliance rather than an individual or isolated act.

conspiracy theorist n.
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conspiracy theory

n
the belief that the government or a covert organization is responsible for an event that is unusual or unexplained, esp when any such involvement is denied
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Translations
تظرية المؤمرة
Verschwörungstheorie
salaliittoteoria
théorie du complot
teoria spiskowa

conspiracy theory

nVerschwörungstheorie f
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