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


  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


  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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British National Corpus

  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. 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.

  2. John Bolton:

    If Rudy Giuliani had any character, I would say it's perfectly in character. It displeases Rudy Giuliani when reality doesn't conform to the image that Rudy Giuliani has of it, i do not expect Rudy Giuliani to go graciously. I do expect Rudy Giuliani to go. But I think pretty soon we'll get the stab in the back theories. We'll get the dark conspiracy theories continued. And Rudy Giuliani will make life as difficult as Rudy Giuliani can for the incoming Biden TransitionPeople of color administration.

  3. Montana Siniff:

    I do not believe the charges of conspiracy are at all fair.

  4. Kathy Griffin:

    You know, I was doing stand-up for so long, there was a time in the Bill Clinton days you could make fun of that Monica [Lewinsky] dress all day long and nobody thought you were a terrorist, but now, like, you said things have gotten not only politically incorrect but this administration and learned it firsthand because I got a call the next day from the Department of Justice and I was under a two-month federal investigation for conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.

  5. Marty Baron:

    Bernie Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians -- of every ideology -- who complain about their coverage, contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors can attest.

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