- a plot involving several participants; conspiracy.
- to plot together; conspire.
Origin of complot
Related Words for complotcollaboration, connivance, collusion, involvement, manipulation, guilt, plot, sedition, scheme, treason, tend, cooperate, machination, concurrence, partnership, abetment, agreement, engineering, implication, intrigue
Examples from the Web for complot
Historical Examples of 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