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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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

connivance n 1: agreement on a secret plot [syn: connivance, collusion] 2: (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing [syn: connivance, secret approval, tacit consent]
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
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CONNIVANCE. An agreement or consent, indirectly given, that something unlawful shall be done by another. 2. The connivance of the husband to his wife's prostitution deprives him of the right of obtaining a divorce; or of recovering damages from the seducer. 4 T. R. 657. It may be satisfactorily proved by implication. 3. Connivance differs from condonation, (q.v.) though either may have the same legal consequences. Connivance necessarily involves criminality on the part of the individual who connives, condonation may take place without implying the slightest blame to the party who forgives the injury. 4. Connivance must be the act of the mind before the offence has been committed; condonation is the result of a determination to forgive an injury which was not known until after it was inflicted. 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 350. 5. Connivance differs, also, from collusion (q. Y.); the former is generally collusion. for a particular purpose, while the latter may exist without connivance. 3 Hagg, Eccl. R. 130. Vide Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 449; 3 Hagg. R. 82; 2 Hagg. R. 376; Id. 278; 3 Hagg. R. 58, 107, 119, 131, 312; 3 Pick. R. 299; 2 Caines, 219; Anth. N.P. 196.