complot

[noun kom-plot; verb kuh m-plot]
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verb (used with or without object), com·plot·ted, com·plot·ting.
  1. 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
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complot

noun (ˈkɒmplɒt)
  1. a plot or conspiracy
verb (kəmˈplɒt) -plots, -plotting or -plotted
  1. to plot together; conspire
Derived Formscomplotter, noun

Word Origin for complot

C16: from Old French, of unknown origin
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