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deception

n. the act of misleading another through intentionally false statements or fraudulent actions. (See: fraud, deceit)

deception

noun artifice, beguilement, blind, bluff, camouflage, charlatanry, cheat, chicane, chicanery, con, counterfeit, cozenage, craft, craftiness, cunning, deceit, decoy, defraudation, defraudment, delusion, device, disguise, dishonesty, dissimulation, dodge, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, equivocation, fabrication, fake, false appearance, false front, falsehood, falseness, falsification, feint, forgery, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, guile, hoax, illusion, imposition, imposture, indirection, insincerity, intrigue, knavery, legerdemain, lie, machination, masquerade, mendacity, mirage, obliquity, pretext, prevarication, rascality, roguery, ruse, sham, simulacrum, snare, stratagem, subterfuge, trap, trepan, trick, trickery, trickiness, trumpery, untruth, untruthfulness, unveracity, wile
Associated concepts: confusion, deception doctrine
Foreign phrases: Non decipitur qui scit se decipi.He is not deceived who knows that he is being deceived. Decipi quam fallere est tutius. It is safer to be deceived than to deceive.
See also: artifice, bad faith, canard, collusion, color, contrivance, corruption, counterfeit, deceit, decoy, disguise, dishonesty, distortion, duplicity, evasion, fallacy, falsehood, falsification, figment, forgery, fraud, hoax, hypocrisy, imposture, indirection, knavery, lie, maneuver, misrepresentation, misstatement, pettifoggery, plot, pretense, pretext, ruse, sham, sophistry, story, stratagem, subreption, subterfuge, trick

deception

in English criminal law it is an offence to obtain property by deception. It is committed by deceiving, whether deliberately or recklessly, by words or conduct as to fact or law, including the person's present intentions. It is also an offence to obtain services in this way.
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