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Latin connivens, present participle.


connivent (comparative more connivent, superlative most connivent)

  1. Forbearing to see; intentionally inattentive.
    connivent justice
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  2. (biology) Arched inward so that the points meet; brought close together or in close contact; converging.
    the connivent petals of a flower, wings of an insect, or folds of membrane in the human system, etc.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for connivent in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)