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collusion

Line breaks: col|lu¦sion
Pronunciation: /kəˈl(j)uːʒ(ə)n
 
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Definition of collusion in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others: the armed forces were working in collusion with drug traffickers
More example sentences
  • Competition between elites is too easily turned into collusion between plunderers.
  • If discrimination is not challenged then we are effectively in collusion with the perpetrators of such behaviour.
  • But experience has shown that this kind of cooperation often leads to collusion between the two sides.
Synonyms
1.1 Law Collusion between ostensible opponents in a lawsuit.
Example sentences
  • As to the possibility of collusion, the judge provided a specific example.
  • If a trial judge makes an affirmative finding of collusion, then the petition for divorce must be refused.
  • There is no suggestion that the evidence of the three witnesses is tainted with collusion.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin collusio(n-), from colludere 'have a secret agreement' (see collude).

Derivatives

collusive

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • ‘Regardless of how trivial they may be, corrupt, collusive and nepotistic practices will transgress public trust and at the same time violate one's official oath,’ she said.
  • It is also expected to effectively reduce to a minimum corrupt and collusive practices in the bureaucracy,’ he said.
  • Under competition law, the industry guidelines would be unlawful as a collusive agreement among competitors unless the ACCC authorises it due to ‘public benefit’.

collusively

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • In the case of minibuses, different individual taxi associations appear to decide collusively on taxi fares to be charged per route, outside consultation with, or interference by, the authorities.
  • Nor can the police act collusively by supplying information to assist those committing wrongful acts or by encouraging them to commit wrongful acts.
  • For example, the Collusive Practices Act 1965 makes it an offence to collusively tender for government contracts or bid collusively at certain auctions in Victoria.

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