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conspiration

[kon-spuh-rey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn spəˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
joint effort.
2.
Obsolete, conspiracy.
Origin of conspiration
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English conspiracioun < Anglo-French; Middle French conspiration < Latin conspīrātiōn- (stem of conspīrātiō), equivalent to conspīrāt(us) (past participle of conspīrāre to conspire) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
conspirational, adjective
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  • Typho was the brother of Osiris and Isis; for jealousy, and to usurp the throne, he formed a conspiration and killed his brother.

    Vestiges of the Mayas Augustus Le Plongeon
  • Of this kind was the conspiration de Walstein of Sarrasin, which, though incomplete, is admirable in style.

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