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a secret agreement to defraud or deceive: Proof of collusion led to their arrest.
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collision – the act of colliding; a crash: Traffic was tied up due to a collision on the freeway.
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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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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]
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a conspiracy for fraudulent purposes.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin collūsiō]
col•lu′sive (-sɪv) adj.
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|Noun||1.||collusion - secret agreement|
|2.||collusion - agreement on a secret plot|
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
cahoot - collusion; "in cahoots with"
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noun conspiracy, intrigue, deceit, complicity, connivance, secret understanding He found no evidence of collusion between record companies and retailers.
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collusion[kəˈluːʒən] N → confabulación f, connivencia f
to be in collusion with → confabular or conspirar con
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