[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].
[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.
[kuh-loh-nee-uh l] /kəˈloʊ ni əl/ adjective 1. of, concerning, or pertaining to a colony or colonies: the colonial policies of France. 2. of, concerning, or pertaining to colonialism; colonialistic. 3. (often initial capital letter) pertaining to the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America, or to their period. 4. Ecology. forming a […]
[non-kom] /ˈnɒnˌkɒm/ noun, Informal. 1. a . 1. . noun A noncommissioned officer (1747+) noncommissioned officer
/ˈnɒnˌkɒm/ noun 1. (US) short for noncommissioned officer 1747, short for non-commissioned officer.