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conspiracy (s) (noun)
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1. A secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act: The brothers were accused of being involved in a conspiracy
to rob the local bank.
The assassination of Julius Caesar was the result of a conspiracy by approximately forty Roman senators led by Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus.
In order to obtain a lot of money, the two employees agreed to a conspiracy to defraud the bank of millions of dollars.
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2. A secret plan, a plot, or an agreement to carry out an illegal or harmful act, especially with a political objective: A group of students planned a conspiracy to get rid of the mayor of the local community because they considered him to be too corrupt.
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An agreement between two or more people to secretly perform an unlawful act; a secret plan, plot, or arrangement to carry out an illegal or harmful act; sometimes, with a political objective. (1)