When two people come up with a plot to fix a bid for government services and the person who is in charge of awarding the project knows this and looks the other way, this is an example of connivance
- the act of conniving
- passive cooperation, as by consent or pretended ignorance, esp. in wrongdoing
Origin of connivanceFrench connivence from Classical Latin coniventia, from present participle of conivere: see connive
- The act of conniving.
- Law Cooperation in the commission of an illegal or wrongful act.
- The process of conniving.
connivance - Legal Definition