Deceit

Noun

  • (law) The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury.
  • (uncountable) The state of being deceitful or deceptive
  • An act of deceiving someone
  • An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick

    "The whole conversation was merely a deceit."

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