Con*niv"ance (?), n. [Cf. F. connivence, L. conniventia.]

1.

Intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or coperation.

2. Law

Corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and failure to prevent or oppose it.

Syn. -- See Collusion.

 

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