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  1. involving collusion; fraudulently contrived by agreement: a collusive agreement to increase prices.
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Origin of collusive

First recorded in 1665–75; collus(ion) + -ive
Related formscol·lu·sive·ly, adverbcol·lu·sive·ness, nounnon·col·lu·sive, adjectivenon·col·lu·sive·ly, adverbnon·col·lu·sive·ness, nounpre·col·lu·sive, adjectiveun·col·lu·sive, adjective
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tricky, conniving

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Word Origin and History for collusive


1670s, from Latin collus-, past participle stem of colludere (see collude) + -ive.

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