[kuh n-spir-uh-see] /kənˈspɪr ə si/
noun, plural conspiracies.
the act of .
an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.
a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose:
He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government.
Law. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.
any concurrence in action; combination in bringing about a given result.
noun (pl) -cies
a secret plan or agreement to carry out an illegal or harmful act, esp with political motivation; plot
the act of making such plans in secret
mid-14c., from Anglo-French conspiracie, Old French conspiracie “conspiracy, plot,” from Latin conspirationem (nominative conspiratio) “agreement, union, unanimity,” noun of action from conspirare (see conspire); earlier in same sense was conspiration (early 14c.), from French conspiration (13c.), from Latin conspirationem. An Old English word for it was facengecwis. As a term in law, from 1863. Conspiracy theory is from 1909.
[kuh n-spahyuh r] /kənˈspaɪər/ verb (used without object), conspired, conspiring. 1. to agree together, especially secretly, to do something wrong, evil, or illegal: They conspired to kill the king. 2. to act or work together toward the same result or goal. verb (used with object), conspired, conspiring. 3. to plot (something wrong, evil, or illegal). […]
[kon spir-i-toh, kohn; Italian kawn spee-ree-taw] /kɒn ˈspɪr ɪˌtoʊ, koʊn; Italian kɔn ˈspi ri tɔ/ adverb 1. with lively spirit; vigorously (used as a direction in music). /kɒn ˈspɪrɪtəʊ/ adjective, adverb 1. (music) (to be performed) in a spirited or lively manner (also in the phrases allegro con spirito, presto con spirito)
1. . 2. . 3. . 4. . 5. . 1. . abbreviation 1. constant 1. constable 2. constant 3. constitution 4. construction Constitution
[kon-stuh-buh l or, esp. British, kuhn-] /ˈkɒn stə bəl or, esp. British, ˈkʌn-/ noun 1. an officer of the peace, having police and minor judicial functions, usually in a small town, rural district, etc. 2. Chiefly British. a police officer. 3. an officer of high rank in medieval monarchies, usually the commander of all armed […]
noun 1. a drinking glass of the 18th century, having a heavy foot, a tall body, and a capacity of 1 quart (0.946 liters).