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[kuh-loo-zhuh n] /kəˈlu ʒən/

a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy:
Some of his employees were acting in collusion to rob him.
Law. a secret understanding between two or more persons to gain something illegally, to defraud another of his or her rights, or to appear as adversaries though in agreement:
collusion of husband and wife to obtain a divorce.
secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; connivance; conspiracy
a secret agreement between opponents at law in order to obtain a judicial decision for some wrongful or improper purpose

late 14c., from Old French collusion, from Latin collusionem (nominative collusio) “act of colluding,” from colludere, from com- “together” (see com-) + ludere “to play,” from ludus “game” (see ludicrous). “The notion of fraud or underhandedness is essential to collusion” [Fowler].


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    [kuh-loo-siv] /kəˈlu sɪv/ adjective 1. involving ; fraudulently contrived by agreement: a collusive agreement to increase prices. adj. 1670s, from Latin collus-, past participle stem of colludere (see collude) + -ive.

  • Collut.

    1. (in prescriptions) collutory. Latin collutorium (mouth wash)

  • Collutorium

    [kol-uh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-] /ˌkɒl əˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-/ noun, plural collutoria [kol-uh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌkɒl əˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA). Medicine/Medical. 1. .

  • Collutory

    [kol-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈkɒl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural collutories. Medicine/Medical. 1. . collutory col·lu·to·ry (kŏl’yə-tôr’ē) n. See mouthwash.

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