|n.||1.||A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning.|
That they [miracles] be done publicly, in the face of the world, that there may be no room to suspect artifice and collusion.
|2.||(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.|
|Noun||1.||collusion - secret agreement|
|2.||collusion - agreement on a secret plot|
COLLUSION, fraud. 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; as, for example, where the husband and wife collude to obtain a
divorce for a cause not authorized by law. It is nearly synonymous with
2. Collusion and fraud of every kind vitiate all acts which are infected with them, and render them void. Vide Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 416, 450; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 130, 133; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 51; Bousq. Dict. de Dr. mot Abordage.