conspiration

[ kon-spuh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒn spəˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

joint effort.
Obsolete. conspiracy.

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Origin of conspiration

1275–1325; Middle English conspiracioun<Anglo-French; Middle French conspiration<Latin conspīrātiōn- (stem of conspīrātiō), equivalent to conspīrāt(us) (past participle of conspīrāre to conspire) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM conspiration

con·spi·ra·tion·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for conspiration

  • Of this kind was the Conspiration de Walstein of Sarrasin, which, though incomplete, is admirable in style.

  • Typho was the brother of Osiris and Isis; for jealousy, and to usurp the throne, he formed a conspiration and killed his brother.

    Vestiges of the Mayas|Augustus Le Plongeon