Search Result for "connivance":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. agreement on a secret plot;
[syn: connivance, collusion]

2. (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing;
[syn: connivance, secret approval, tacit consent]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Connivance \Con*niv"ance\, n. [Cf. F. connivence, L. conniventia.] 1. Intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or cooperation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and failure to prevent or oppose it. Syn: See Collusion. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "connivance": OK, acceptance, accord, acquiescence, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, approbation, approval, artifice, assent, aye, blessing, cabal, chicane, chicanery, collusion, compliance, complicity, complot, confederacy, connivery, consent, conspiracy, contrivance, contriving, counterplot, covin, deep-laid plot, dodgery, eagerness, endorsement, engineering, finagling, finesse, foul play, frame-up, game, indulgence, intrigue, little game, machination, maneuvering, manipulation, okay, overlooking, permission, permissiveness, pettifoggery, pettifogging, plot, plotting, promptitude, promptness, ratification, readiness, rigging, sanction, scheme, schemery, scheming, sharp practice, skulduggery, sleight, stratagem, submission, sufferance, supercherie, tolerance, toleration, trick, trickery, underhand dealing, underplot, ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, web of intrigue, willingness, winking, wire-pulling




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