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Brewer's: Conspirators

Members of a commercial ring or corner. (See Corner, Trusts ) These merchants “conspire” to fix the price of articles, and make the public bleed ad libitum. In criminal law it means…


(Encyclopedia) Teresh tē´rĕsh [key], in the Bible, conspirator with Bigthan.


(Encyclopedia) conspiracy, in law, agreement of two or more persons to commit a criminal or otherwise unlawful act. At common law , the crime of conspiracy was committed with the…

Fenwick, Sir John

(Encyclopedia) Fenwick, Sir John, 1645?–1697, English conspirator. A persistent Jacobite plotter, he was arrested in 1696 for conspiring to murder William III. In his confession he…


(Encyclopedia) Bigthan bĭg´thən [key], in the Bible, chamberlain who conspired with Teresh against King Ahasuerus. He is called Bigthana in the Book of Esther.


(Encyclopedia) On ŏn [key], in the Bible. 1 Reubenite conspirator in Korah's revolt. 2 The Egyptian Heliopolis .


(Encyclopedia) Catiline (Lucius Sergius Catilina) kăt´ĭlīn [key], c.108 BC–62 BC, Roman politician and conspirator. At first a conservative and a partisan of Sulla, he was praetor in…

Berchet, Giovanni

(Encyclopedia) Berchet, Giovanni jōvän´nē bĕrkĕt´ [key], 1783–1851, Italian patriot and poet. He conspired to free Lombardy from Austria and was exiled. He wrote stirring…

Fieschi, Giuseppe

(Encyclopedia) Fieschi, Giuseppe jo͞ozĕp´pā fyā´skē [key], 1790–1836, French conspirator, b. Corsica. He was a soldier in the Napoleonic army. A radical, he attempted in July, 1835, to…


(Encyclopedia) Procida prō´chēdä [key], narrow volcanic island, c.2 mi (3.2 km) long, Campania, S Italy, at the northwest entrance to the Bay of Naples. The chief town is Procida (1991…