collusion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n collusion secret agreement
    • n collusion agreement on a secret plot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Collusion A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning. "The foxe, maister of collusion .""That they [miracles] be done publicly, in the face of the world, that there may be no room to suspect artifice and collusion .""By the ignorance of the merchants or dishonesty of the weavers, or the collusion of both, the ware was bad and the price excessive."
    • Collusion (Law) An agreement between two or more persons to defraud a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by law.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n collusion Secret agreement for a fraudulent or harmful purpose; a secret or crafty understanding for unworthy purposes.
    • n collusion Specifically, in law, a secret understanding between two or more persons to act or proceed as if adversely or at. variance with, or in apparent defiance of, one another's rights, in order to prejudice a third person or to obtain a remedy which could not as well be obtained by open concurrence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Collusion act of colluding: a secret agreement to deceive: deceit
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. collusio,: cf. F. collusion,. See Collude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. colludĕre, collusum, from col, and ludĕre, to play.

Usage

In literature:

The conductor is a villain and was in collusion with the police.
"Jennie Baxter, Journalist" by Robert Barr
Of one thing Tom was sure: The Marquis, the lady at the House on the Dunes, and the skipper of the schooner in the Cove, were in collusion.
"The Inn at the Red Oak" by Latta Griswold
The weight of probability is against any collusion between the two parties.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
You do not still believe that I am acting in collusion with him?
"My Strangest Case" by Guy Boothby
By these arts of juggling and collusion, the priests govern every thing as they please.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
It is found also that the practice of ransoming is a cover for collusive captures and a channel for intelligence advantageous to the enemy.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Edited by James D. Richardson
Here I come upon the principle which I wish most strongly to mark to your Lordships: I mean collusive trials and collusive acquittals.
"The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IX. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
On the whole, I question whether collisions and collusions do not cause as much good as harm.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
Then there was also the danger of collusive smuggling.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
And then the delusions, collusions, and hopeless entanglement of deceit mixed up with Spiritualism!
"The Argosy" by Various
In the back-ground are two collusive associates, eagerly dividing the profits of the evening.
"The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings" by John Trusler
I speak of the Cessio in Jure, a collusive recovery, in a Court of law, of property sought to be conveyed.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
The colonial secretary charged him with collusive sale of his agency to London shippers, and a fraud on the colonial treasury.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
But the pope was not to be deceived by such collusions.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Working in collusion implies wrong-doing.
"The Diamond Pin" by Carolyn Wells
Collusion between the two factions was unthinkable.
"In the Onyx Lobby" by Carolyn Wells
Leslie Cairns' receipt of the movement against collusion was a fit of temper such as she seldom gave way to.
"Marjorie Dean College Freshman" by Pauline Lester
Could it be possible that all the time she was in collusion with the Albino?
"In Strange Company" by Guy Boothby
Not knowing the parties were in collusion, and satisfied that your nephew was in the sheriff's custody, I tried to put Levison off.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. December, 1877." by Various
There was the other resource of collusive divorce.
"The Stronger Influence" by F.E. Mills Young
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In poetry:

It may be wine had brought some brief illusion,
Filling thy brain with rainbow fantasy,
Or youth, with moonlight, making sweet collusion,
Threw an alluring glamour over me
"Song Of Jasoda" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Call it "giving back to the industry," call it "hush money," call it "deliberate collusion to restrain trade," heck, I've heard all those terms and I just don't care.
He says collusion among greedy oil companies is a big factor, and he bet me $1,000 that the gas stations in his town charged the "exact same price," which he says is evidence that they collude.
NFLPA files collusion complaint in Redskins, Cowboys salary cap case.
Banks are fighting off interest rate collusion accusations over London Interbank Offered Rate, known as LIBOR.
Agents pressing union to file collusion grievance.
Expert report in Ed O'Bannon lawsuit argues NCAA members engage in 'price collusion '.
The NCAA is a mechanism through which its members engage in effective price collusion that is backed by the penalty of severe punishment.
Hemp vs oil: How corporate & gov't collusion perverted the free market.
Blackstone executive calls collusion suits "malarkey".
Blackstone President Says Collusion Suit Is Fabrication.
Revolutions sues former president for alleged collusion with another lawsuit target.
Kyohokai, an association of top suppliers to Toyota, faces scrutiny from regulatory authorities because of potentially collusive behavior, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Encana's Board Finds No Collusion .
Collusion Fraud On The Rise In Real Estate Transactions.
With the housing market still reeling from the impacts of robo-signing, the mortgage industry is now experiencing a surge in another form of fraud — collusion .
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In science:

The maximum number of colluding players will be denoted by l (collusion threshold) with l ≤ n − 2.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
This method is secure against collusion of up to l players.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
Second, agent i might in fact have a very good reason not to increase the price paid by j , like a desire to keep prices low in the long run through tacit collusion.
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
D. Niyato, E. Hossain, “Competitive Pricing for Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio Networks: Dynamic Game, Inefficiency of Nash equilibrium, and Collusion”, IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun., vol.26, no.1, pp. 192-202, Jan 2008.
Emergence of Techno-Social Norms in Cognitive Radio Environments
The protocol with blind signatures has the advantage of eliminating the possibility of collusion between the AuthSysMgr and the VoteSysMgr to violate the privacy of the voters.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
It is worth to mention that such outcome cannot come through collusions because our assumption about autonomy automatically guarantees that our method is collusion-free, i.e., a priori agreements on a single, common review, which would maximize reviewers’ truth-telling scores, are not possible.
On a Reliable Peer-Review Process
This is an interesting collusion of the decrease in baryon number, which causes a reduction in the yields, being counteracted by the increase in available energy.
What's Interesting About Strangeness Production? - An Overview of Recent Results
Abstract: Anti-collusion digital fingerprinting codes have been of significant current interest in the context of deterring unauthorized use of multimedia content by a coalition of users. In this article, partially coverfree families of sets are considered and these are employed to obtain such codes.
Anti-Collusion Digital Fingerprinting Codes via Partially Cover-Free Families
Anti-collusion codes (ACCs), which aim at deterring such unauthorized utilization by a coalition of users, have received considerable attention in the recent literature on digital fingerprinting.
Anti-Collusion Digital Fingerprinting Codes via Partially Cover-Free Families
Shaw (1998). Collusion-secure fingerprinting for digital data. IEEE Trans. Inform.
Anti-Collusion Digital Fingerprinting Codes via Partially Cover-Free Families
Construction of anti-collusion codes based on cover-free families. Sixth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2009, April 27-29, 2009, Las Vegas, USA.
Anti-Collusion Digital Fingerprinting Codes via Partially Cover-Free Families
W. Trappe, M. Wu, Z. J. Wang, and K. J. R. Liu (2003). Anti-collusion fingerprinting for multimedia. IEEE Trans.
Anti-Collusion Digital Fingerprinting Codes via Partially Cover-Free Families
Hirasawa (2007). Improved collusion-secure codes for digital fingerprinting based on finite geometries.
Anti-Collusion Digital Fingerprinting Codes via Partially Cover-Free Families
The issue of collusion may have very interesting ramifications in the context of k-implementation.
K-Implementation
Collusive agreements may make benefit of the promises made by the interested party.
K-Implementation
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