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CONSPIRACY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conspiracy mean? 

CONSPIRACY (noun)
  The noun CONSPIRACY has 3 senses:

1. a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
2. a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
3. a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

  Familiarity information: CONSPIRACY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSPIRACY (noun)


Sense 1conspiracy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

conspiracy; confederacy

Hypernyms ("conspiracy" is a kind of...):

agreement; understanding (the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conspiracy"):

conspiracy of silence (a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event)


Sense 2conspiracy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

cabal; conspiracy

Hypernyms ("conspiracy" is a kind of...):

game; plot; secret plan (a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal))

Domain category:

government; political science; politics (the study of government of states and other political units)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conspiracy"):

Gunpowder Plot (a conspiracy in 1605 in England to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament to avenge the persecution of Catholics in England; led by Guy Fawkes)


Sense 3conspiracy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

confederacy; conspiracy

Hypernyms ("conspiracy" is a kind of...):

band; circle; lot; set (an unofficial association of people or groups)

Meronyms (members of "conspiracy"):

coconspirator; conspirator; machinator; plotter (a member of a conspiracy)


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