Collusion Definition

kə-lo͝ozhən
noun
A secret agreement for fraudulent or illegal purpose; conspiracy.
Webster's New World
An agreement between two or more individuals to perpetrate a fraud or to commit an illegal act.
Webster's New World Law
In divorce law, in states that do not have no-fault divorce, an agreement between husband and wife to suppress facts, manufacture false evidence, or to do some act that would create or appear to create a ground for divorce. If discovered, the agreement will cause the divorce to be denied.
Webster's New World Law
The definition of collusion is a conspiracy or a secret agreement for an illegal or immoral reason.
When two people plan to rob a bank together, this is an example of collusion.
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Other Word Forms of Collusion

Noun

Singular:
collusion
Plural:
collusions

Origin of Collusion

  • Middle English from Latin collūsiō collūsiōn- from collūsus past participle of collūdere to collude collude

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Dated from the 14th Century CE; from Old French collusion, from Latin collusionem (“act of colluding”).

    From Wiktionary

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