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Synonyms for conspiracy

Synonyms for conspiracy

a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end

Synonyms for conspiracy

a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

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By use of a similar resort to principled analysis, we believe, one should reach the very same conclusion concerning the level of First Amendment protection appropriately extended to criminal conspiracies when they are unaccompanied by an overt non-expressive act.
variance between the number of conspiracies charged in the indictment
Campbell's claim that the revolutionaries' habit of seeing conspiracies everywhere was grounded, on a fundamental level, in some version of political reality is echoed in several of the volume's chapters.
Somalia even attributes its failure to foreign conspiracies.
14) Furthermore, it purports that if the doctrine's original intent serves as the courts' sole basis for refusing to extend the doctrine as a defense in criminal conspiracy claims, then it logically follows that there should be no split among the circuit courts as to its applicability in civil conspiracies.
Nine other defendants face charges in connection with two drug conspiracies between Kent and South Wales dating back to September 2005 and June 2006.
There are the references to repressed sexuality, previous hoaxes and conspiracies, there are the holes in Albert's biography, the questions about his relationship to Harris, the latent paranoia, the psychology of lies and the psychoanalysis of delusion.
In the early eighteenth century, slaves organized two major conspiracies in New York City.
With this essay, Hofstadter commented on two aspects of conspiracy theory that are with us today--the tremendous scope of such conspiracy theories and the self-righteous attitudes of those who believe and oppose such conspiracies.
In order to best address the problem of drug trafficking, police and prosecutors must recognize and properly charge drug conspiracies.
Much of what Pipes is saying here about "conspiracism" - the belief in nonexistent grand conspiracies as the motive force in history - is unquestionably true, and indeed one could add to it.
These interlinked conspiracies are the focus of Douglas R.
But the Patriot movement diverts attention away from actual systems of power by the use of scapegoating and by reducing complex reasons for social and economic conditions to simple formulaic conspiracies.
Ultimately, the authors' argument that the "Secret War" against Castro is the Mother of All Conspiracies comes off not as a solidly reasoned case but as an exercise in flinging an assortment of names, incidents, and scandals against a wall with the hope that they'll stick.
Chilling conspiracies such as the extraterrestrial crash at Roswell and the staged lunar landing, are investigated in order to solve the enigma of Area 51 before the viral mutagen is released and irrevocably mutates all life on Earth.