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English noun: conspiracy

1. conspiracy (communication) a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act


Synonymsconfederacy


Broader (hypernym)agreement, understanding


Narrower (hyponym)conspiracy of silence

2. conspiracy (cognition) a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)


Synonymscabal


Broader (hypernym)game, plot, secret plan


Narrower (hyponym)Gunpowder Plot


Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics

3. conspiracy (group) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose


Synonymsconfederacy


Broader (hypernym)band, circle, lot, set


Member holonymcoconspirator, conspirator, machinator, plotter









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