conspiracy conspiracy  /kən ˈspɪ rə si/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Najibullah Zazi pleaded not guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges in a court in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
  2. Finance The links below give a sense of how a conspiracy theory sustains itself.
  3. Bugliosi calls the dean of conspiracy buffs, Mark Lane, unprincipled and a fraud.

News

  1. Alex Jones strikes, and sells, gold with his conspiracy theories

    Alex Jones, radio host, author and conspiracy theorist, exemplifies the Internet conspiracy industry. His audience is huge and he makes millions. But his ideas have prompted groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center to accuse him of fomenting hate.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. New Developments in Murray County Conspiracy Case

    Clifford Joyce has plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In federal court Friday, he admitted to planting drugs on Anglea Garmley's car. It's a case that also implicates former Murray County Judge Bryant Cochran. Cochran resigned after Garmley accused him of soliciting her for sex. Garmley's Attorney McCracken Posten says the conspiracy unfolded after that. Two sheriff's ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WDEF Chattanooga

  3. Third man pleads guilty to Murray County conspiracy

    A third man has plead guilty to an involvement in a conspiracy against a woman who blew the whistle on a local judge.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Quotes

  1. The Obama Administration, in a brief written by Solicitor General Elena Kagan, bluntly told the justices that "for the last half century, those defendants have engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity and a conspiracy to engage in racketeering...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: FOXNews (blog)

  2. "What we have in this case is a conspiracy among three individuals," Jerry Brown said of Howard K. Stern and Drs.
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source: E! Online

  3. The Daily Mail quoted La Toya as saying, "I believe Michael was murdered, I felt that from the start. Not just one person was involved, rather it was a conspiracy of people."
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: La Toya Jackson Source: Sawf News

Word of the Day
amalgamation amalgamation
/ə ˌmæl ɡə ˈmeɪ ʃən /