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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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With this audacious preface, he proceeds to state the conditions on which he will play his part in the conspiracy, and die (if he does die) worth a thousand pounds.
Hearing of this Mahomet resolved to make an end of the conspiracy and rescue his throne from danger.
No, no, no, a conspiracy connected with his school; I'll explain it presently.
If he was right, here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamond--bringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man.
Could I have offered the price of MY silence for HIS confession of the conspiracy, when the effect of that silence must have been to keep the right heir from the estates, and the right owner from the name?
We are in the presence, therefore, of a deliberate conspiracy upon the part of the two people who heard the gunshot--of the man Barker and of the woman Douglas.
If there had been nothing else, this incident alone would have suggested a prearranged conspiracy to my mind.
Douglas and Barker are both in a conspiracy to conceal something; that they aided the murderer's escape--or at least that they reached the room before he escaped--and that they fabricated evidence of his escape through the window, whereas in all probability they had themselves let him go by lowering the bridge.
Christopher Cork, 50, of Heantun Rise, Wolverhampton, faced two charges of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, and was remanded in custody and will appear at Warwick Crown Court on June 22.
Andy Coulson was |found guilty of a charge of conspiracy to intercept voicemails.
Coulson, the PM's former communications chief and ex-News of the World editor, denies conspiracy to hack phones and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.
David Middleton, 52, of Wilton Avenue, Walker, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply amphetamines, being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possessing an air rifle.
By ignoring the negative intuitionist response to criminal conspiracy on the part of both courts and scholars and instead reasoning in a principled manner from both core premises of free speech theory and analogous applications of First Amendment doctrine, we seek to establish that at least certain expressive elements of traditional criminal conspiracy are, in fact, deserving of substantial constitutional protection.