One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the company was involved in a conspiracy with bookmakers to manipulate starting prices’
plot, scheme, stratagem, plan, machination, cabal
deception, ploy, trick, ruse, dodge, subterfuge, sharp practice
informal frame-up, fit-up, racket, put-up job
rare complot, covin
2‘he was due to stand trial for conspiracy to murder’
plotting, collusion, intrigue, connivance, machination, collaboration
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