[ noun kom-plot; verb kuh m-plot ]
/ noun ˈkɒmˌplɒt; verb kəmˈplɒt /


a plot involving several participants; conspiracy.

verb (used with or without object), com·plot·ted, com·plot·ting.

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
Related formscom·plot·ment, nouncom·plot·ter, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ archaic /

noun (ˈkɒmplɒt)

a plot or conspiracy

verb (kəmˈplɒt) -plots, -plotting or -plotted

to plot together; conspire
Derived Formscomplotter, noun

Word Origin for complot

C16: from Old French, of unknown origin
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