What is conspiracy?

  • (noun): A secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act.
    Synonyms: confederacy
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conspiracy:

Complicity - Elements of Conspiratorial Liability
... plan The defendant willfully becomes a member of the conspiracy During the conspiracy at least one of the conspirators commit an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy The overt act is knowingly committed in an ...
Complicity - Conspiratorial Liability
... A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime or unlawful act or a lawful act by unlawful means ... In the United States, any conspirator is responsible for crimes within the scope of the conspiracy and reasonably foreseeable crimes committed by ... However, many situations could arise where no conspiracy exists but the secondary party is still an accomplice ...
Henri De Fleury De Coulan
... in the army of the Dutch Republic, who became embroiled in a celebrated conspiracy during the First Stadtholderless Period to overthrow the regime of ... The conspiracy was romanticized in the novel "Elisabeth Musch" (1850), by Jacob van Lennep ...
Conspiracy - Other Meanings
... Conspiracy (demogroup) Conspiracy '87, the 45th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Brighton, England, in 1987 Conspiracy Entertainment, a video game publisher ...
Conspiracy (band)
... Conspiracy was a progressive rock band founded by Billy Sherwood (formerly of Yes) and Chris Squire (bassist in Yes) ... The band released two albums Conspiracy (2000) and The Unknown (2003), and a live DVD (2006) ...

More definitions of "conspiracy":

  • (noun): A plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot).
    Synonyms: cabal
  • (noun): A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose.
    Synonyms: confederacy

Famous quotes containing the word conspiracy:

    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
    Adam Smith (1723–1790)

    If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It’s the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)

    America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
    John Updike (b. 1932)