act of connivance


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  • connivance — con·ni·vance /kə nī vəns/ n: the act of conniving esp. with regard to a spouse s marital misconduct (as adultery); also: a defense to a charge of marital misconduct in a divorce proceeding compare condonation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …   Law dictionary

  • connivance — [kə nī′vəns] n. [Fr connivence < L coniventia, < prp. of conivere: see CONNIVE] 1. the act of conniving 2. passive cooperation, as by consent or pretended ignorance, esp. in wrongdoing …   English World dictionary

  • act of maneuvering — index connivance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • act of scheming — index connivance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Connivance — 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… …   Wikipedia

  • connivance — A secret cooperation in an illegal or wrongful act. As a defense in an action for divorce on the ground of adultery: a corrupt consent by one spouse that the other shall commit adultery. Giddings v Giddings, 167 Or 504, 114 P2d 1009. A wife is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • connivance — noun Date: 1593 the act of conniving; especially knowledge of and active or passive consent to wrongdoing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • connivance — /keuh nuy veuhns/, n. 1. the act of conniving. 2. Law. a. tacit encouragement or assent (without participation) to wrongdoing by another. b. the consent by a person to a spouse s conduct, esp. adultery, that is later made the basis of a divorce… …   Universalium

  • connivance — n. 1. Voluntary blindness (to an act), pretended ignorance, forbearance of disapproval, winking at, blinking. 2. Tacit consent, secret approval, indirect or underhand or remote participation, secret and indirect abettal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • connivance — con•niv•ance [[t]kəˈnaɪ vəns[/t]] n. 1) the act of conniving 2) law encouragement of another s wrongdoing • Etymology: 1590–1600; (< F) < L …   From formal English to slang

  • connivance — /kəˈnaɪvəns/ (say kuh nuyvuhns) noun 1. the act of conniving. 2. Law acquiescence or assistance in wrongdoing …   Australian English dictionary

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