Definition- Agreement between people to act together secretly or illegally in order to deceive or cheat someone or for some deceitful purpose.
Example- 1. This Police officer is suspended because he was working in collusion with drug dealers
2. The union president was arrested for collusion after it was found out that he was meeting illegally with the company’s president to undermine the new contract.
3. There was collusion between maximum companies to fix price.
4. The manager was making collusion with clients for his profit.
5. The Principal found no collusion in the office records etc.
Synonyms of the word Collusion- conspiracy, complicity, guilt, intrigue, scam, deceit, bait and switch, connivance, connive, dodge, plot, diddling etc.
Antonyms- honesty, open chat, disagreement etc.
Origin- The word collusion is derived from the collusio and colludere means to have a secret agreement in 14th centuary.
Related Forms- Collusive(adjective), collusively (adverb) etc.