Conspiracy

Con*spir"a*cy

(?), n.;
pl. Conspiracies (#).
[See Conspiration.] 1. A combination of people for an evil purpose; an agreement, between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert, as treason; a plot.
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When shapen was all his conspiracy
From point to point.
Chaucer.
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They made a conspiracy against [Amaziah].
2 Kings xiv. 19.
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I had forgot that foul conspiracy
Of the beast Caliban and his confederates.
Shak.
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2. A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement.
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A conspiracy in all heavenly and earthly things.
Sir P. Sidney.
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3. (Law) 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.

Syn. -- Combination; plot; cabal.
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