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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Conspirators.
 
Members of a commercial ring or corner. (See CORNER, TRUSTS.) These merchants “conspire” to fix the price of articles, and make the public bleed ad libitum. In criminal law it means persons who league together to do something unlawful.   1
 


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