- the act or fact of conniving
- the tacit encouragement of or assent to another's wrongdoing, esp (formerly) of the petitioner in a divorce suit to the respondent's adultery
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- the act of conniving.
- tacit encouragement or assent (without participation) to wrongdoing by another.
- 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.
- Latin connīventia. See connive, -ence, -ance
- earlier connivence ( 1590–1600