What does conspiracy mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conspiracy, confederacynoun

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

  2. conspiracy, cabalnoun

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

  3. conspiracy, confederacynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. conspiracynoun

    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. conspiracynoun

    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. conspiracynoun

    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. Conspiracynoun

    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. Conspiracynoun

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

  3. Conspiracynoun

    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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Numerology

  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. Shannon McGregor:

    Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz can disagree about information, but to say that there is some grand conspiracy perpetrated by the legacy media and tech platforms to silence Republicans is a step beyond that, and it delegitimizes these mechanisms Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have to get people information.

  2. Brian Klaas:

    During a global pandemic, the world needs a leader — someone to help coordinate responses to a virus that knows no borders. Instead, Donald Trump has spent much of Donald Trump time hawking disproven medicines, tweeting conspiracy theories, when the world looks to America to lead, they are finding a man who is singularly incapable of leading Donald Trump country, let alone the world.

  3. Renato Mariotti:

    The open question is whether Americans were involved in this and will they be charged. You can certainly imagine a subsequent indictment in the future of an American of being part of this conspiracy.

  4. Carolyn Maloney:

    To those who still claim there are' no delays' and that these reports are just' conspiracy theories,' I hope this new data causes them to re-think their position and support our urgent legislation today, we have all seen the headlines from every corner of our country, we have read the stories and seen pictures, we have heard directly from our constituents, and these new documents show that the delays are far worse than we were told.

  5. Douglas Cobb:

    I withdrew once I found out a little more about who was involved, Cyber Ninjas and Logan and his conspiracy theories.

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