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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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A federal district court has ordered an insurer to cover the loss suffered by a law firm in a check scam, finding that the loss fell within both the policy's forgery and alteration endorsement and the policy's false pretenses exclusion and that the policy therefore was ambiguous.
False pretense coverage under the ISO standard commercial auto policy endorsement CA 25 03 applies when the insured has a loss to a covered auto caused by two different actions: someone's causing the insured to part voluntarily with the covered auto by trick, scheme, or under false pretenses; or the insured's acquiring an auto from a seller who did not have legal title.
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.
Colbert was stumped while Penn said something about going to war on false pretenses -- for which he received 10,000,000 points and an easy win.
He not only will have held up the Angels for a salary comparable to those of slightly more accomplished free agents Nomar Garciaparra, Juan Pierre, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas; he will have held up his new team and its confounding GM under false pretenses, his inexplicable improvement in 2006 suddenly quite explicable as a one-time surge powered by the juice.
Paul, one of only six Republicans in the House to vote against the 2002 Iraq war resolution, recently observed on the House floor that "preemptive, undeclared wars fought under false pretenses are a road to disaster.
Even more recently, heated debate broke out on Wharton's official MBA blog over the accusation that an international student in its 2007 MBA class had gotten into the program under false pretenses.
Mesa came to Hawaii under false pretenses, making false promises," Aloha CEO and President David Banmiller contended.
The bill defines false pretenses as making false statements or representations or providing counterfeit, lost, stolen, or fraudulently obtained documents.
Your reports and columns are a breath of fresh air to an otherwise stench filled gutter press reporting of the Scottish game, seen through Green tinted specs by the majority who masquerade under false pretenses as "Journalists".