[noun kom-plot; verb kuh m-plot]
- a plot involving several participants; conspiracy.
- to plot together; conspire.
Origin of complot
1570–80; < Middle French; compare Old French complot dense crowd, accord, understanding, conspiracy, complote assembly (of troops); of obscure origin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for complot
Flour and grain, by reason of the court's complot, began to run low.
I went on to the balcony, but the curtains of Bellegarde's room were drawn, as if to assure me that there was no complot.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
And he was exalted, and made the cap of Shiraz nod in his conceit, crying, 'Am I not leader in this complot?The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete
It might be better to read compass for 'complot,' as the preceding 'plot' may have been in the printer's mind; or plan for 'plot.'
And here they found John when they stole in one after the other, soft-footed, that the boy might suspect no complot.The Marriage of Elinor
- a plot or conspiracy
- to plot together; conspire
C16: from Old French, of unknown origin