collusive

collusive
I adjective artful, beguiling, calculating, clandestine, confidential, connivant, conniving, conspirational, conspirative, conspiratorial, conspiring, covinous, cunning, deceitful, deceptive, defrauding, designing, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, illicitly covert, indirect, insidious, intriguing, obreptitious, perfidious, plotting, schemeful, scheming, subreptitious, surreptitious, treacherous, undercover, underhanded, wily associated concepts: collusion as a divorce defense, collusive claim, collusive suit, conspiracy, fraud and collusion II index clandestine, deceptive, machiavellian, mendacious

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  • collusive — col‧lu‧sive [kəˈluːsɪv] adjective [only before a noun] collusive activities are ones in which people or businesses share information or secretly make arrangements among themselves to get an unfair advantage: • US companies feel they have been… …   Financial and business terms

  • Collusive — Col*lu sive, a. 1. Characterized by collusion; done or planned in collusion. Collusive and sophistical arguings. J. Trapp. Collusive divorces. Strype. [1913 Webster] 2. Acting in collusion. Collusive parties. Burke. {Col*lu sive*ly}, adv. {Col*lu …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collusive — 1670s, from L. collus , pp. stem of colludere (see COLLUDE (Cf. collude)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • collusive — [[t]kəlu͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) Collusive behaviour involves secret or illegal co operation, especially between countries or organizations. [FORMAL] Any evidence of collusive behaviour by the banks could be sent to the… …   English dictionary

  • collusive — collusively, adv. collusiveness, n. /keuh looh siv/, adj. involving collusion; fraudulently contrived by agreement: a collusive agreement to increase prices. [1665 75; COLLUS(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • collusive — /kəˈlusɪv/ (say kuh loohsiv) adjective involving collusion; fraudulently concerted: a collusive treaty. –collusively, adverb –collusiveness, noun …  

  • collusive — collusion ► NOUN ▪ secret cooperation in order to cheat or deceive. DERIVATIVES collusive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • collusive tendering — ➔ tendering * * * collusive tendering UK US noun [U] (also collusive bidding) LAW ► a situation in which companies share information illegally among themselves when offering to supply goods or services, in order to control the price: »Collusive… …   Financial and business terms

  • collusive action — n. A lawsuit brought by people who do not actually have a grievance in order to see how the court will rule or to establish a precedent; courts will not hear collusive actions because they have no real controversy. The Essential Law Dictionary.… …   Law dictionary

  • collusive joinder — see joinder Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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