connivance connivance  /kə ˈnaɪ vəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) agreement on a secret plot
  2. (n) (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Meanwhile, smugglers, with the full connivance of the colonists, were getting rich at the expense of honest tax-paying citizens.
  2. And soon they are potently projected into the world of the realists againinto a brutally cynical connivance and a gorge-raising sweep to an ironic end.
  3. With his connivance she had supplied BSC and COIOSS with a steady stream of diplomatic cable traffic between Vichy France and the Washington embassy.

News

  1. MOVIE REVIEW: High bar of original too much for 'RoboCop'

    Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s original 1987 “Robocop” — in which man was merged with machine to fight lawlessness — was a savvy slice of science fiction that not only tapped into the era’s fear of crime but also gave viewers a neat sendup of corporate connivance and media manipulation.
    on February 14, 2014     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

  2. More thrills, less satirical bite

    Dutch director Paul Verhoeven's original 1987 RoboCop -- in which man was merged with machine to fight lawlessness -- was a savvy slice of sci-fi that not only tapped into the era's fear of crime but also gave viewers a neat sendup of corporate connivance and media manipulation.
    on February 13, 2014     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Saudi Ballistic Missiles Secretly Upgraded

    Saudi Arabia is a nation chiefly comprised of superstition addled human beings, ruled by the 'cosmopolitan' but still very suspect Saudi royal family who cannot be trusted to even honor their word, much less to behave with acceptable morality at all as they violated the missile non-proliferation treaties (with US connivance and PRC complicity) top which they are parties.
    on February 10, 2014     Source: Strategy Page

Quotes

  1. "Khan belongs to Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud's group and came to Lahore from Afghanistan a few months ago. He carried out the attack with his fellow countrymen in connivance with local facilitators," Deputy Inspector General of Police...
    on Mar 30, 2009 By: Mushtaq Ahmed Source: Business Standard

  2. "We are not satisfied with the GoM (Group of Ministers). You require an independent probe into the connivance of different levels of Indian institutions with the criminals of the Union Carbide Corporation in America and India on Bhopal," she...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Brinda Karat Source: Sify

  3. Friday, Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Tbilisi had only itself to blame for the punishing Russian response to "its treacherous attacks" on South Ossetia, carried out "with the connivance of a number of Security Council members."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Vitaly Churkin Source: AsiaOne

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