is the act of working in secret to obtain some goal, usually understood with negative connotations. In United States v. Shabani
) the US Supreme Court
intended to adopt the common law
definition of conspiracy, which does not make the doing of any act other than the act of conspiring a condition of liability..." This ruling indicates that conspiracy, without any further action, can be criminal
. Note that a "conspiracy", as a legal
term in the US
, doesn't require more than one person.
- See also: conspiracy theory
It is generally accepted that conspire comes from the Latin
, with, and spirare
, to breathe - so to conspire literally means 'to breathe together'.
Conspiracy is an album by a heavy metal group called King Diamond.