What is conspiracy?

  • (noun): A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose.
    Synonyms: confederacy
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conspiracy:

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 ... is responsible for crimes within the scope of the conspiracy and reasonably foreseeable crimes committed by coconspirators in furtherance of the conspiracy, under the Pinkerton liability rule ... However, many situations could arise where no conspiracy exists but the secondary party is still an accomplice ...
Conspiracy - Other Meanings
... Conspiracy (demogroup) Conspiracy '87, the 45th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Brighton, England, in 1987 Conspiracy Entertainment, a video game ...
Complicity - Elements of Conspiratorial Liability
... willfully becomes a member of the conspiracy During the conspiracy at least one of the conspirators commit an overt act in furtherance of the ...
Henri De Fleury De Coulan
... army of the Dutch Republic, who became embroiled in a celebrated conspiracy during the First Stadtholderless Period to overthrow the regime of Grand ... The conspiracy was romanticized in the novel "Elisabeth Musch" (1850), by Jacob van Lennep ...
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 secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act.
    Synonyms: confederacy
  • (noun): A plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot).
    Synonyms: cabal

Famous quotes containing the word conspiracy:

    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)

    Impenetrable in their dissimulation, cruel in their vengeance, tenacious in their purposes, unscrupulous as to their methods, animated by profound and hidden hatred for the tyranny of man—it is as though there exists among them an ever-present conspiracy toward domination, a sort of alliance like that subsisting among the priests of every country.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    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)