collusion
col·lu·sion /kə-'lü-zhən/ n: the act or an instance of colluding
col·lu·sive /-siv/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

collusion
I noun abetment, act of working together, agreement, agreement for fraud, alliance, association, cabal, chicanery, coadjuvancy, coagency, collaboration, combination for fraud, combined operation, complicity, complot, concert, concord, concurrence, confederacy, conjunction, conlusio, connivance, conspiracy, contrivance, contriving, cooperation, cooperation for fraud, counterplot, covin, deceit, deceitful agreement, deceitful compact, deceitfulness, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, foul play, fraud, fraudulence, guile, hoax, illegal pact, intrigue, intriguery, joint effort, joint planning, junction, knavery, league, liaison, participation, participation in fraud, perfidy, plotting, praevaricatio, schemery, scheming, secret association, secret fraudulent understanding, secret understanding, secret understanding for fraud, synergism, synergy, treachery, trickery, underhand dealing, underplot, union associated concepts: collusion in divorcing a spouse, collusion in obtaining the grounds of a divorce, collusion in procurement of a judgment, collusion to create diversity of citizenship, collusive action, collusive effort, collusive suit, connivance, conspiracy II index bad faith, bribery, cabal, coaction, confederacy (conspiracy), connivance, conspiracy, contribution (participation), contrivance, deceit, fraud, machination, plot (secret plan)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


collusion
a deceitful or unlawful agreement. In England it is not a bar to an action of divorce. In Scotland it is still a defence to an action of divorce.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


collusion
Secret cooperation between two people or entities in order to fool, defraud, or gain an unfair advantage over another. Price fixing by companies supposed to be competitors is one example of collusion.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


collusion
n.
1 An agreement between two or more individuals to perpetrate a fraud or to commit an illegal act.
2 In divorce law, in states that do not have no-fault divorce, an agreement between husband and wife to suppress facts, manufacture false evidence, or to do some act that would create or appear to create a ground for divorce. If discovered, the agreement will cause the divorce to be denied.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


collusion
An agreement between two or more people to defraud a person of his or her rights or to obtain something that is prohibited by law.
A secret arrangement wherein two or more people whose legal interests seemingly conflict conspire to commit fraud upon another person; a pact between two people to deceive a court with the purpose of obtaining something that they would not be able to get through legitimate judicial channels.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


collusion
An agreement between two or more people to defraud a person of his or her rights or to obtain something that is prohibited by law.
 
A secret arrangement wherein two or more people whose legal interests seemingly conflict conspire to commit fraud upon another person; a pact between two people to deceive a court with the purpose of obtaining something that they would not be able to get through legitimate judicial channels.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

collusion
n.
   where two persons (or business entities through their officers or other employees) enter into a deceitful agreement, usually secret, to defraud and/or gain an unfair advantage over a third party, competitors, consumers or those with whom they are negotiating. Collusion can include secret price or wage fixing, secret rebates, or pretending to be independent of each other when actually conspiring together for their joint ends. It can range from small-town shopkeepers or heirs to a grandma's estate, to gigantic electronics companies or big league baseball team owners.
   See also: fraud

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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