Collusion

Definition of Collusion

Col`lu´sion
n.1.A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning.
The foxe, maister of collusion.
- Spenser.
That they [miracles] be done publicly, in the face of the world, that there may be no room to suspect artifice and collusion.
- Atterbury.
By the ignorance of the merchants or dishonesty of the weavers, or the collusion of both, the ware was bad and the price excessive.
- Swift.
2.(Law) An agreement between two or more persons to defraud a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by law.

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