1 agreement on a secret plot [syn: collusion]
- The process of conniving.
- US strikes on Somalia, The Week, Issue 596, page 5.
A legal finding of connivance may be made when an accuser has assisted in the act about which they are complaining. In some legal jurisdictions, and for certain behaviors, it may prevent the accuser from prevailing.
For example, if someone were to entice their spouse to commit adultery, they might be blocked (or estopped) from divorcing their spouse on grounds of that adultery.
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