Definition of complot in English:

complot

noun

rare
  • A secret or underhand plan.

    ‘fears of a Jesuit complot to undermine republican institutions’
    • ‘Fears of a Jesuit complot to undermine republican institutions were widely bruited in the 1870s.’
    • ‘The 7th chapter denounces "the anti-astrological process" (the malignant academic complot to exclude astrology from the science mainstream).’
    • ‘Their sordid complots are destined to explode into an orgy of violence.’
    • ‘I cannot brook their vile complots.’
    • ‘There are swindles and scandals, sword fights at midnight, and complots at the palace.’
    conspiracy, intrigue, secret plan, secret scheme, stratagem
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Origin

Mid 16th century: French, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

complot

/ˈkɒmplɒt/