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collusive

[ kuh-loo-siv ]
/ kəˈlu sɪv /
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adjective

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

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RELATED WORDS

tricky, conniving

Nearby words

collude, collum, collun., collunarium, collusion, collusive, collusively, collut., collutorium, collutory, colluvium

Origin of collusive

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


adj.

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

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