Connivence



[kuh-nahy-vuh ns] /kəˈnaɪ vəns/

noun
1.
the act of conniving.
2.
Law.

/kəˈnaɪvəns/
noun
1.
the act or fact of conniving
2.
(law) the tacit encouragement of or assent to another’s wrongdoing, esp (formerly) of the petitioner in a divorce suit to the respondent’s adultery
n.

1590s, from Latin conniventia, from conniventem (nominative connivens), present participle of connivere (see connive). Spelling with -a- prevailed after early 18c., but is not etymological.
n.

the main modern form of connivence (q.v.).

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