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conspiracy theory

noun
1.
a theory that explains an event as being the result of a plot by a covert group or organization; a belief that a particular unexplained event was caused by such a group.
2.
the idea that many important political events or economic and social trends are the products of secret plots that are largely unknown to the general public.
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conspiracy theorist, noun
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conspiracy theory

noun
1.
the belief that the government or a covert organization is responsible for an event that is unusual or unexplained, esp when any such involvement is denied
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