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Definition: Connivance

Quick Summary of Connivance

A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife’s lover along on vacation may have connived her adultery, and if he tried to divorce her for her behaviour, she could assert his connivance as a defence.

What is the dictionary definition of Connivance?

Dictionary Definition

The process of conniving.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Connivance are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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