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Law the tacit encouragement of or assent to another's wrongdoing, esp (formerly) of the petitioner in a divorce suit to the respondent's adultery
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in Soviet criminal law, deliberate failure to prevent the commission of a crime when the possibility of taking steps necessary to stop or prevent the crime existed. A person is criminally liable for connivance only when prevention of the crime is his official or legal duty. In such cases the guilty person is subject to punishment for abuse of authority or official position and failure to help persons in danger or for failure to report a crime, if liability is provided for by law.

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She planned murder of her husband with the connivance of her paramour after he became acquainted with their affair.
According to the ACE report, the government land was illegally allotted to the occupants through forged documents prepared in connivance with the local officials of revenue and irrigation departments.
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NAB, while revealing grounds for their arrest, had stated that Saad, in connivance with his wife Ghazala Butt, brother Salman, Qaiser Amin Butt and Nadeem Zia, started a housing project named Air Avenue.
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Summary: Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 4 (ANI): Tension gripped Baghpat after members of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) reportedly found a carcass in a room here and staged protest alleging that illegal cow slaughter was taking place in connivance with the police.
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