Definitions for connivancekəˈnaɪ vəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. connivance, collusion(noun)

    agreement on a secret plot

  2. connivance, secret approval, tacit consent(noun)

    (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing


  1. connivance(Noun)

    The process of conniving.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Connivance(noun)

    intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or cooperation

  2. Connivance(noun)

    corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and failure to prevent or oppose it


  1. Connivance

    A legal finding of connivance may be made when an accuser has assisted in the act about which they are complaining. In some legal jurisdictions, and for certain behaviors, it may prevent the accuser from prevailing. For example, if someone were to entice their spouse to commit adultery, they might be blocked from divorcing their spouse on grounds of that adultery. See Sargent v. Sargent, Court of Chancery of New Jersey, 1920. Connivance is the act of conniving or conspiring, especially with the knowledge of and active or passive consent to wrongdoing or a twist in truth, to make something appear as something that it is not.

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