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[mass noun] Fraud; deception.
- ‘The sultaness gathers together a ‘covine’ or conspiracy to help bring death to her people.’
Middle English (denoting a company or band): from Old French, from medieval Latin convenium, from Latin convenire (see convene). Compare with coven.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.