Definition of connivance in English:

connivance

Line breaks: con|niv¦ance
Pronunciation: /kəˈnʌɪv(ə)ns
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Origin

late 16th century (also in the Latin sense 'winking'): from French connivence or Latin conniventia, from connivere 'shut the eyes (to)' (see connive).

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