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Definition of conspiracy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[countable, uncountable] (pl. conspiracies)
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a secret plan by a group of people to do something harmful or illegal conspiracy (to do something) a conspiracy to overthrow the government conspiracy (against somebody/something) conspiracies against the president conspiracy (to something) They were charged with conspiracy to murder. a conspiracy of silence (= an agreement not to talk publicly about something which should be made public) a conspiracy theory (= the belief that a conspiracy is responsible for a particular event)
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