A deceitful agreement or compact between two or more persons, for the one party to bring an action against the other for some evil purpose, as to defraud a third party of his right Cowell. A secret arrangement between two or more persons, whose interests are apparently conflicting, to make use of the forms and proceedings of law in order to defraud a third person, or to obtain that which justice would not give them, by deceiving a court or it officers. Baldwin v. New York; 45. Barb. (N. Y.) 359; Belt v. Blackburn, 28 Md. 235; Railroad Co. v. Gay, 86 Tex. 571, 26 S. W. 599, 25 L. It A. 52; Balch v. Beach, 119 Wis. 77, 95 N. W. 132. In divorce proceedings, collusion is an agreement between husband and wife that one of them shall commit, or appear to hare committed, or be represented in court as haying committed, acts constituting a cause of divorce, for the purpose of enabling the other to obtain a divorce. Civil Code CaL t 114. But it also means connivance or conspiracy in initiating or prosecuting the suit, as where there is a compact for mutual aid in carrying it through to a decree. Beard T. Beard, 66 Cal. 854, 4 Pac 229; Pohlman T. Pohlman, 60 N. J. Eq. 28, 46 Ati. 658; Draytou v. Drayton, 54 N. J. Eq. 298, 38 Ati. 25.