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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 col·lu·sion /kəˈluʒən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·lu·sion n.
 1. 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.   --Spenser.
    That they [miracles] be done publicly, in the face of the world, that there may be no room to suspect artifice and collusion.   --Atterbury.
    By the ignorance of the merchants or dishonesty of the weavers, or the collusion of both, the ware was bad and the price excessive.   --Swift.
 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.
 Syn: -- Collusion, Connivance.
 Usage: A person who is guilty of connivance intentionally overlooks, and thus sanctions what he was bound to prevent. A person who is guilty of collusion unites with others (playing into their hands) for fraudulent purposes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: secret agreement
      2: agreement on a secret plot [syn: connivance]