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

Nearby words

  1. collude,
  2. collum,
  3. collun.,
  4. collunarium,
  5. collusion,
  6. collusively,
  7. collut.,
  8. collutorium,
  9. collutory,
  10. colluvium

Origin of collusive

First recorded in 1665–75; collus(ion) + -ive

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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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