What does conspiracy mean?

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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.

  2. conspiracy(Noun)

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

  3. conspiracy(Noun)

    A group of ravens.

  4. Origin: 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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  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. Hillary Clinton:

    This vast right-wing conspiracy.

  2. Dave Perry:

    People think I'm an anti-conspiracy guy.

  3. John Updike:

    America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.

  4. An EgyptAir official:

    It is a conspiracy against EgyptAir, it is very costly.

  5. Texas Police Chief David Carter:

    This was not a conspiracy. This was not a person who had a vendetta.

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