What does conspiracy mean?

Definitions for conspiracy
kənˈspɪr ə sicon·spir·a·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conspiracy, confederacy(noun)

    a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

  2. conspiracy, cabal(noun)

    a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

  3. conspiracy, confederacy(noun)

    a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

Wiktionary

  1. conspiracy(Noun)

    The act of two or more persons, called conspirators, working secretly to obtain some goal, usually understood with negative connotations.

    Etymology: The verb conspire generally accepted of coming from the roots con, and spiro — so 'to conspire' literally means 'to breathe together'.

  2. conspiracy(Noun)

    An agreement between two or more persons to break the law at some time in the future.

    Etymology: The verb conspire generally accepted of coming from the roots con, and spiro — so 'to conspire' literally means 'to breathe together'.

  3. conspiracy(Noun)

    A group of ravens.

    Etymology: The verb conspire generally accepted of coming from the roots con, and spiro — so 'to conspire' literally means 'to breathe together'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conspiracy(noun)

    a combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement, between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert, as treason; a plot

  2. Conspiracy(noun)

    a concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement

  3. Conspiracy(noun)

    an agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds, by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful; confederacy

Freebase

  1. Conspiracy

    In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future. Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may require that at least one overt act must also have been undertaken in furtherance of that agreement, to constitute an offense. There is no limit on the number participating in the conspiracy and, in most countries, no requirement that any steps have been taken to put the plan into effect. For the purposes of concurrence, the actus reus is a continuing one and parties may join the plot later and incur joint liability and conspiracy can be charged where the co-conspirators have been acquitted or cannot be traced. Finally, repentance by one or more parties does not affect liability but may reduce their sentence.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conspiracy' in Nouns Frequency: #2764

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conspiracy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conspiracy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of conspiracy in a Sentence

  1. Henry James:

    It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.

  2. Ahmad Mansour:

    Education can't just be about the Holocaust and the Third Reich. Schools also need to talk about the Middle East conflict, antisemitism based on religious argumentation and conspiracy theories.

  3. Sami Alfaraj:

    The conspiracy theorists of old have been proven right. The U.S. creates threats for us and then offers us more weapons systems. That does not bode well for us.

  4. Sean Doolittle:

    There's a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country, at the end of the day, as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can't do it. I just can't do it.

  5. Kunal Atit:

    Mike Garcia has made it clear from the start that Mike Garcia is in lockstep with Donald Trump and will put Trump's needs before the district, leaving CA-25 residents to' fend for themselves,' now Mike Garcia is working with the President to weave baseless conspiracy theories to disenfranchise African American and Latino voters and cast doubt on the integrity of our election. This behavior shows just how out of touch Mike Garcia is with our values.

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