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conspiration

[kon-spuh-rey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. joint effort.
  2. Obsolete. conspiracy.

Origin of conspiration

1275–1325; Middle English conspiracioun < Anglo-French; Middle French conspiration < Latin conspīrātiōn- (stem of conspīrātiō), equivalent to conspīrāt(us) (past participle of conspīrāre to conspire) + -iōn- -ion
Related formscon·spi·ra·tion·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Of this kind was the Conspiration de Walstein of Sarrasin, which, though incomplete, is admirable in style.

    A Short History of French Literature

    George Saintsbury

  • Typho was the brother of Osiris and Isis; for jealousy, and to usurp the throne, he formed a conspiration and killed his brother.

    Vestiges of the Mayas

    Augustus Le Plongeon