conspiracy noun

ADJ. criminal, political charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption | alleged | international, worldwide

VERB + CONSPIRACY be involved in, be part of I suspected that he was involved in the conspiracy. This action was part of a conspiracy to deceive the public. | organize Who organized the conspiracy against the president? | uncover Party officials have uncovered a conspiracy to discredit the prime minister.

PREP. ~ against a conspiracy against the king | ~ between a conspiracy between the police and the right-wing parties

PHRASES a conspiracy of silence There is a conspiracy of silence about the killer (= nobody will say what they know). > Note at CRIME(for more verbs)