[ kuh-loo-zhuhn ]
/ kəˈlu ʒən /
a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy: Some of his employees were acting in collusion to rob him.
Law. a secret understanding between two or more persons to gain something illegally, to defraud another of his or her rights, or to appear as adversaries though in agreement: collusion of husband and wife to obtain a divorce.
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Origin of collusion
OTHER WORDS FROM collusionnon·col·lu·sion, nounpre·col·lu·sion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH collusioncollision collusion
Words nearby collusion
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British Dictionary definitions for non-collusion
/ (kəˈluːʒən) /
secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; connivance; conspiracy
a secret agreement between opponents at law in order to obtain a judicial decision for some wrongful or improper purpose
Derived forms of collusioncollusive, adjective
Word Origin for collusion
C14: from Latin collūsiō, from collūdere to collude
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