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conjūrātĭo , ōnis, f. conjuro,
I.a swearing together.
I. Prop.
A. In gen.: “conjuratio fit in tumultu, i. e. Italico bello et Gallico quando vicinum urbis periculum singulos jurare non patitur,Serv. ad Verg. A. 7, 615; cf. id. ib. 2, 157; 8, 1 and 5.—Hence, transf., a union or alliance: “quae haec est conjuratio! utin omnes mulieres eadem aeque studeant nolintque omnia,Ter. Hec. 2, 1, 1: “urbana,Plin. Pan. 70 fin.
2. A levy en masse, an enlistment of the whole people (late Lat.), Serv. ad Verg. A. 7, 614; 8, 5.—
II. Meton. (abstr. pro concr.), the confederacy, the band of conspirators themselves: “perditorum hominum,Cic. Cat. 1, 6, 13.
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