Definition of collusion in English:
1Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others: the armed forces were working in collusion with drug traffickers collusion between media owners and political leaders
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.
1.1 Law Illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially between ostensible opponents in a lawsuit.
- 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.
- 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’.
- 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.
Pronunciation: /-siv, -ziv/adjective
Pronunciation: /-sivlē, -zivlē/adverb