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deception

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

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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be feigning (24.1%) or uncooperative (8.3%) in a recent survey of
However, Unstructured Clinical Interviews do not contain any systematic procedures for the control of feigning, the differential diagnosis of which should always be considered prior to the diagnosis of PTSD, thus it fails to meet the Daubert Standard (Daubert v.
"An injured player must be given full protection under the rules, but feigning injury is dishonest, unsportsmanlike and contrary to the spirit of the rules," the rulebook states.
Pleiotropic anti-predator strategies, fleeing and feigning death, correlated with dopamine levels in Tribolium castaneum.
Shakespeare would not have repeated this plot device if the experiment in Hamlet had been a failure, if he had judged that most playgoers failed to catch any of the numerous clues that Hamlet was feigning a self-addressed speech.
For feigning, the original validity scales ("no answers", L, F, and K scales), and the complementary validity indicators (Back F, TRIN and VRIN) were used, (other validity scales such as the Fp and the Ds scales were not used as they ate not currently part of the MMPI-2 scoring).
In case the defensive behavior of death feigning does not work, specimens of Leptodeira annulata ashmeadii may expel bad odor substances by the cloacal opening, to dissuade a potential predator or casual handler (pers.
As well as accusing France of deliberately employing delaying tactics and not engaging fully in the scrums last weekend, Henry also claimed several of their players were feigning injury, lying on the ground.
Gregory, who has been reviewing past literature, says that the 1975 paper suggests that death feigning might work for an animal tangling with a predator that typically caches prey.
His methods of feigning enthusiasm and his bending of communist rules enhance his description of one person's effort to think and live independently.
His stance regarding feigning injury and theatrics is still as trenchant as ever, but he has mellowed over penalty awards after minimal contact.
After the Leader's unwise comments about refuse collection we now have Darren Millar's scurrilous and unsubstantiated allegations about Council staff "feigning illness" to skip work.