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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conspiracy \Con*spir"a*cy\, n.; pl. Conspiracies. [See Conspiration.] 1. A combination of people for an evil purpose; an agreement, between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert, as treason; a plot. [1913 Webster] When shapen was all his conspiracy From point to point. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] They made a conspiracy against [Amaziah]. --2 Kings xiv. 19. [1913 Webster] I had forgot that foul conspiracy Of the beast Caliban and his confederates. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement. [1913 Webster] A conspiracy in all heavenly and earthly things. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) An agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds, by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful; confederacy. Syn: Combination; plot; cabal. [1913 Webster]

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