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connivance

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

Connivance

 

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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Ne partageant pas la connivence culturelle (Dubet 1998) que suppose l'existence d'un espace de deviance toleree, ce qu'illustrent les stereotypes, la personne issue de la migration recente n'est pas admise dans cet espace specifique.
Cette connivence intervient essentiellement aux niveaux culturel et ludique.
At Optrafair, Caseco (N20) will be introducing Henry Jullien's new feminine line "Connivence" continuing its distinctive tradition of classic beauty and presented in five colour combinations in two styles.
De meme que le dialogue entre le spectateur et la peinture suscite un sourire de connivence, celui entre le proche et le lointain, entre le visible et l'invisible, au milieu de la brume et de nuages, cree un paysage harmonieux ; de meme que le dialogue entre Tianyi et les ecrivains occidentaux fait naitre un Tianyi qui ose creuser un grand ecart entre ses racines et lui, celui entre Dao-sheng et le missionnaire jesuite qui met au monde un Dao-sheng qui se laisse conduire par l'amour et en tire sa force en attente comme en action.
L'Epithete et la connivence: Ecriture concertee chez les Evangeliques francais (1523-1534).
La Justice du Prevot de Paris, de connivence avec le Notaire pontifical Ferrebouc, allait condamner injustement le Poete a etre pendu et etrangle.
Heureusement les applaudissements ne manquent pas: qu'ils ecoutent mon babillage ou l' Art de la Fugue, les adultes ont le meme sourire de degustation malicieuse et de connivence; cela montre ce que je suis au fond: un bien cultural.
Hence his appeal to the reader not so much for sympathy or compassion but for connivence. However, these anguishing self-doubts and lingering trepidations seem avowedly necessary for his poetic renewal, a way out of his blind alley: "Maintenant j'ecris / comme l'aveugle voit/...
Still at work in Paris, the city of her birth, she recently oversaw the installation of "Charlotte Perriand, Fernand Leger: une connivence," a survey exhibition focusing on her collaborations with the painter that recently opened at the Musee National Fernand Leger in Blot.