Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Conspiracy; a criminal plot.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A plot or compact made by persons combining by oath to do any public harm. Cowell. The offense of having cohference or commerce with evil spirits, in order to discover some secret, or effect some purpose. Id. Classed by Blackstone with witchcraft, enchantment, and sorcery, but distinguished from each of these by other writers. 4 Bl. Comm. 60; Cowell. Co.oper v. Livingston, 19 Fla. 693