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con•niv•ance



Pronunciation: (ku-nī'vuns), [key]
n.
1. the act of conniving.
2. Law.
a. tacit encouragement or assent (without participation) to wrongdoing by another.
b. 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. Also,con•niv'ence.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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