Conspiracy Theories

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a ‘conspiracy’ is ‘the activity of secretly planning with other people to do something bad or illegal’. In American English and from the same source, ‘a secret plan made by two or more people to do something bad, illegal, or against someone’s wishes.’ In Business English, ‘a secret agreement made between two or more people or groups to do something bad or illegal that will harm someone else’; once again from the Cambridge Dictionary Online.

I thought to check having been questioned on the use of the C word in a passing conversation recently.