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 (kə-lo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv)
Acting in secret to achieve a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful goal.

col·lu′sive·ly adv.
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in a collusive manner
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'M/s Park Lane Estate (Pvt) Limited obtained fraudulent loan of Rs1.5bn through a front company M/s Parthenon (Pvt) Limited from the National Bank of Pakistan and Summit Bank and collusively restructured/serviced it to the tune of Rs2.8bn,' said the bureau in its reply.
He alleged that all the parties in the parliament with malafide intention, collusively and cleverly ensured non-disclosure of essential details in the nomination forms to be used in the forthcoming elections.
(7) MYD Marine argued that Donovan could "collusively settle" the suit for the amount owed on the judgment, and that such a result would deprive MYD Marine of the right to recover the balance of the claim against Lauderdale Marine.
As such, calorie labeling would simply be a form of market competition, albeit collusively coordinated via the Beer Institute.
All these interactions were collusively masterminded by the military coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the defense minister at the time, who gradually paved the way for the opposition to President Morsi.
In this way I think I was mirroring Siyanda's defensive holding to a version of reality that was illogical, I was thus collusively joining her in turning a blind eye to her distraught baby self.
Zaborac disagreed with Zandstra's collusion-based rationale because other situations exist in which the party assigned the rights to a lawsuit does not bring it collusively, but is still within the scope of the IvI exclusion.
As music journalist Val Wilmer explained in her memoir, for years the Gateways' address was "whispered collusively ...
The government and flour mills' owners declined to purchase the wheat but middlemen and brokers were induced collusively to purchase the wheat from the farmers at a meager price.
(144) The complicating factor is that the Yeungling bondholders acted collusively, (145) which suggests that Hackettstown is about insider control (146) and raises the question of whether the TIA obviated the underlying controversy.
According to the FDIC, the institutions, part of the US dollar Libor panel, 'fraudulently and collusively suppressed' the rate.