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[kuh-loo-siv] /kəˈlu sɪv/
involving collusion; fraudulently contrived by agreement:
a collusive agreement to increase prices.
Origin of collusive
1665-75; collus(ion) + -ive
Related forms
collusively, adverb
collusiveness, noun
noncollusive, adjective
noncollusively, adverb
noncollusiveness, noun
precollusive, adjective
uncollusive, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for collusive
  • Many other examples of collusive indifference could almost certainly be found throughout history.
  • Collective bargaining is, of course, collusive bargaining.
  • The argument is that private and collusive monopolies aren't indefinitely sustainable.
  • If so, this suggests a charge of collusive bidding, rather than simple insider dealing.
  • For example, rising rents that were not tied to income or demand but rather to collusive business opportunity.
  • Without engaging in illegal collusive acts, they are incapable of protecting themselves from themselves.
Word Origin and History for collusive

1670s, from Latin collus-, past participle stem of colludere (see collude) + -ive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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