Definition of "connivance"
  1. A behavior of ignoring or indirectly encouraging another person's wrongful act, often used as a defense in family law where one spouse contributes consciously to the other's misconduct
How to use "connivance" in a sentence
  1. Her attorney argued connivance, pointing out how he had knowingly enabled her wrong actions.
  2. Despite his claims of innocence, his repeated patterns showed a possible connivance.
  3. Connivance was suggested when she knowingly created opportunities for her husband to violate the agreement.

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