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Meaning of connivance

con•niv•ance

Pronunciation: (ku-nī'vuns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of conniving.
    1. tacit encouragement or assent (without participation) to wrongdoing by another.
    2. the consent by a person to a spouse's conduct, esp. adultery, that is later made the basis of a divorce proceeding or other complaint.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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