Origin of complotFrench from Old French complote, agreement (earlier, a crowd) from uncertain or unknown; perhaps an unverified form compeloter, to form into a ball from com-, together + pelote, a ball, ultimately from Classical Latin pila, a ball
intransitive verb-·plot′ted, -·plot′ting
(third-person singular simple present complots, present participle complotting, simple past and past participle complotted)
- (archaic) To plot.
Borrowing from Middle French complot ("crowd, plot").