Con*niv"ance (?), n. [Cf. F. connivence, L. conniventia.]
Intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or coperation.
Corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and failure to prevent or oppose it.
Syn. -- See Collusion.
© Webster 1913.