posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 12:31 AM
TREASON -- Oran's Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as "...[a]...citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war
against, or seriously injure the [parent nation]." In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the
government, even if no foreign country is aided or involved by such an endeavour.
Outside legal spheres, the word "traitor" may also be used to describe a person who betrays (or is accused of betraying) their own political party,
nation, family, friends, ethnic group, team, religion, social class, or other group to which they may belong.
COLLUSION -- Collusion is an agreement between two or more persons, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by
deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an
unfair advantage. It is an agreement among firms to divide the market, set prices, or limit production. It can involve "wage
fixing, kickbacks, or misrepresenting the independence of the relationship between the colluding parties"