noun, plural con·spir·a·cies.
Origin of conspiracy
Examples from the Web for conspiracy
But at the heart of this “Truther” conspiracy theory is the idea that “someone” wants to destroy Bill Cosby.
But those strands of his identity are all wound around the conspiracy that led him back to Gambia for the first time in 23 years.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In their minds, I could only say these things as the result of some plot, some conspiracy.
A fog of conspiracy—of logic against logic, as Orwell put it—has descended on every major event in the war.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In total, 82 victims lost approximately $4.6 million over the three-year conspiracy.Ponzi-Scheming Pastor Fleeced His Flock Out of Millions|Brandy Zadrozny|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What could she say to her own parents which would meet the case or would be worthy of such a conspiracy?Catharine Furze|Mark Rutherford
That this conspiracy against my father, the details of which you would not have me learn, is some evil of your own devising.The Suitors of Yvonne|Raphael Sabatini
"It was neither 'bet' nor 'dare' nor 'conspiracy,'" she said.The Man Between|Amelia E. Barr
A conspiracy which is to make him and all others who are concerned in it wealthy for life.The Lost Ambassador|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He wondered whether Morgan had not come and entered into a conspiracy with her to shield themselves.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for conspiracy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin and History for conspiracy
mid-14c., from Anglo-French conspiracie, Old French conspiracie "conspiracy, plot," from Latin conspirationem (nominative conspiratio) "agreement, union, unanimity," noun of action from conspirare (see conspire); earlier in same sense was conspiration (early 14c.), from French conspiration (13c.), from Latin conspirationem. An Old English word for it was facengecwis. As a term in law, from 1863. Conspiracy theory is from 1909.