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

col·lu′sive·ly adv.


in a collusive manner
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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.
Speaking at a press club on Friday, SCA representatives Qabool Mohammad Khatian, Zahid Bhurgary and others said sugar mills working collusively had closed their mills.
early 1960s, the specter of a collusively litigated mass accident class
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.
By submitting false estimates of their borrowing costs used to calculate Libor, the 16 banks "fraudulently and collusively suppressed (the Libor rate), and they did so to their advantage," the FDIC said in the suit.