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Definition 1: a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot) - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for conspiracy in the sense of this definition

(conspiracy is a kind of ...) a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

"they concocted a plot to discredit the governor" "I saw through his little game from the start"

(... is a kind of conspiracy ) 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

(conspiracy belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 2: a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for conspiracy in the sense of this definition

(conspiracy is a kind of ...) the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises

"they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business" "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

(... is a kind of conspiracy ) a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event

"there was a conspiracy of silence about police brutality"

Definition 3: a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for conspiracy in the sense of this definition

(conspiracy is a kind of ...) an unofficial association of people or groups

"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

(conspiracy is a member of ...) a member of a conspiracy

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