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complot

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Middle French complot (crowd, plot).

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NounEdit

complot (plural complots)

  1. (archaic) A plot (involving more than one person), conspiracy
    • c. 1582–1592, Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedie, Act 3, Scene 2:
      LOR. Now to confirme the complot thou hast cast
      Of all these practices, Ile spread the watch,
      Vpon precise commandement from the king
      Strongly to guard the place where Pedringano
      This night shall murder haples Serberine.
    • c. 1588–1593, William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act 5, Scene 1:
      AARON: [] / For I must talk of murders, rapes, and massacres,
      Acts of black night, abominable deeds,
      Complots of mischief, treason, villainies,
      Ruthful to hear, yet piteously perform'd: / []

VerbEdit

complot (third-person singular simple present complots, present participle complotting, simple past and past participle complotted)

  1. (archaic) To plot.
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act 1, Scene 1:
      BOLINGBROKE. [] Besides, I say and will in battle prove,
      Or here, or elsewhere to the furthest verge
      That ever was survey'd by English eye,
      That all the treasons for these eighteen years
      Complotted and contrived in this land,
      Fetch from false Mowbray their first head and spring.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English complot.

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NounEdit

complot m (plural complots)

  1. conspiracy

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French complot (crowd, plot), from Middle French complot (crowd, plot).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔmˈplɔt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: com‧plot

NounEdit

complot n (plural complotten, diminutive complotje n)

  1. conspiracy

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French complot (crowd, plot).

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NounEdit

complot m (plural complots)

  1. plot; conspiracy

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Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

complot m (plural complots)

  1. plot; conspiracy; complot

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

complot n (plural comploturi)

  1. plot, conspiracy

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EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

complot m (plural complots)

  1. (colloquial) plot, conspiracy