Connivance meaning

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Cooperation in the commission of an illegal or wrongful act.
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The definition of connivance is knowledge of and agreement with an illegal act without participation.

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.

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The act of conniving.
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The act of conniving.
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Passive cooperation, as by consent or pretended ignorance, esp. in wrongdoing.
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The assent to, encouragement of, or promotion of another’s wrongdoing by silence or feigned ignorance. See also conspiracy. To be in collusion with another person. See also conspiracy. In family law, the consent by one spouse of the other spouse’s improper conduct (such as adultery), either in advance of the conduct or while it is occurring, when that wrongful conduct is a potential ground for divorce.
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The process of conniving.
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