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false pretense

noun act, affectation, affectedness, artifice, artificiality, assumed basis, bogus purpose, bogus reason, chicane, chicanery, circumvention, circumvention of truth, cozenage, deceit, deceitful purpose, deceitfulness, deeeptive reason, deceptive representation of fact, delusion, designed misrepresentation, device, disguise, dishonesty, dissemblance, dissimulation, dupery, duplicity, evasion of truth, fabrication, facade, factitious reasons, fake, fake reaaons, fakery, false representation of fact, falsehood, falseness, falsification, falsity, falsus, feigned basis, feint, fictus, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, guise, hoax, imposture, improper, improper basis, improper innent, improper intention, improper motivation, improper motive, improper pretensions, intentional untruths, lie, mask, masquerade, mendacity, misinformation, misrepresentation, misstatement, perfidy, perversion of truth, pettifoggery, pretense, pretext, prevarication, ruse, sham, simulated basis, simulation, simulatus, sleight, spuriius reasons, spuriousness, stratagem, subterfuge, suppression of truth, surreptitiousness, swindle, treacherousness, treachery, trick, trumped-up basis, trumped-up reasons, unnaturalness, untruth, untruthfulness, wile, wrong foundation, wrong incentive
Associated concepts: cheating by false pretenses, false reppesentation, larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, under false pretenses
See also: pretext
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Haley in Traverse City's 86th District Court on eight criminal charges, including: two counts of Embezzlement of a Vulnerable Adult by a Person in a Relationship of Trust Over $20,000, a 10-year felony; one count of Embezzlement of a Vulnerable Adult by a Person in a Relationship of Trust Over $1,000 but Less Than $20,000, a five- year felony; five counts of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Over $20,000, a 10-year felony; and one count of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Over $1,000 but Less Than $20,000, a five-year felony.
36) In other words, Article 121 only encompasses and consolidates what were previously known as larceny, larceny-by-trick, embezzlement, and false pretenses.
Cousin was arraigned Thursday and pleaded not guilty to three counts each of making false Medicaid claims and larceny of more than $250 by false pretenses.
When trying to enter into netbanking, one is asked to enter one's netbanking login data under false pretenses such as new products and security features or similar prompts.
Receiving members of the People's Assembly representing the provinces of Raqqa, Aleppo and Hasaka on Wednesday, al-Halqi said that Syria will emerge from the crisis stronger than before and will confront the west's lies of using chemical weapons, noting that the world remembers the lies and false pretenses used by these countries to misdirect the international public opinion before invading Iraq.
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Never--and I say never--try to trick prospects into opening an envelope under false pretenses.