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TO DECEIVE. To induce another either by words or actions, to take that for true which is not so. Wolff, Inst. Nat. Sec. 356.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'I like your campaign but you are joining the crew of those deceiving pastors calling themselves men of God.'
I normally am a good judge of character, but looks and first instance demeanor can be deceiving sometimes,' he added in another Twitter post.
By copying the trademark and trade dress, these companies were deceiving consumers and harming the business interest of ShajarPak in violation of Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010.
In the court before judge Datuk Habibah Mohamed Yusof, Anand Raja was charged with cheating one Mohd Yusof Abdul Manan, 60, by deceiving him believing that he could help settle his (Mohd Yusof) car loan.
In a statement, the FA said: "Although attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled is a cautionable offence for unsporting behaviour, the fact that the act of simulation has succeeded in deceiving a match official and, therefore, led to a penalty and/or dismissal, justifies a more severe penalty which would act as a deterrent."
The special court had on March 28 held JIPL and its two Directors guilty of various charges including deceiving and defrauding the government to bag a coal block in the state.
Still, experts consider that Gruevski will have a hard time "deceiving" EU because the arguments of the Macedonian opposition are stronger now.
CORRUPT Greek governments have deceived one and all Bringing about this tragic downfall Deceiving the euro and their own nation The government brought on this panic station The banks have no money and the public no pride The Greek revival will be a long hard ride Facing austerity for many more years Poor Greek folk tell you as they fight back the tears Pocket money for the kids does not now exist And is a long way down the survival list The Greek government have let the nation down They should be tarred and feathered and run out of town Sooner or later we hope all is resolved And with less austerity being involved.
If you are following developments in Turkey, you can easily guess that on the deceiving side he was referring to the so-called "parallel state," namely the GE-len movement and its involvement in state structures.
Al Rustaq: The Primary Court in Al Rustaq prosecuted five defendants accused of violating consumer protection laws and deceiving their customers.
Sayyed also accused the three MPs of deceiving the judiciary by submitting false information.
That said, new technology does not always lead to more deceiving and lying.