The secret or indirect consent or permission of one person to the commission of an unlawful or criminal act by another. Oakland Bank v. Wilcox, 60 Cal. 137 ; State v. Gesell, 124 Mo. 531, 27 S. W. 1101. Literally, a winking at; intentional forbearance to see a fault or other act; generally implying consent to it. Webster. Connivance is the corrupt consent of one party to the commission of the acts of the other, constituting the cause of divorce. Civ. Code Cal.