Definitions of deceit

  1. a misleading falsehood Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of deceiving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the quality of being fraudulent Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Fraud; cheat; deception; falsehood; double dealing; a trick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of deceiving: anything intended to mislead another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Anything that deceives; fraud. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of deceiving; deception; fraud. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A propensity to deceive; that which purposely deceives or misleads; fraud; that which is obtained by fraud; any underhand practice to defraud another. See Deceive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The misleading any person; the leading of a person to believe what is false, or not to believe what is true; deception; fraud; trick; device. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. A fraudulent and cheating misrepresentation, artifice, or device, used by one or more persons to deceive and trick another, who is ignorant of the true facts, to the prejudice and damage of the party imposed upon. People v. Chadwick, 143 Cal. 110, 70 Pac. 884; Reynolds v. Palmer (C. C.) 21 Fed. 433; French v. Vining, 102 Mass. 132, 3 Am. Rep. 440; Swift v. Rounds, 19 R. I. 527, 35 Atl. 45. 33 L. R. A. 561, 61 Am. St. Rep. 791 ; In re Post, 54 Ilun, 634, 7 N. Y. Supp. 438; Civ. Code Mont. 1895, thelawdictionary.org
  13. de-s[=e]t', n. act of deceiving: anything intended to mislead another: fraud: falseness.--adj. DECEIT'FUL, full of deceit: disposed or tending to deceive: insincere.--adv. DECEIT'FULLY.--n. DECEIT'FULNESS. [O. Fr., from L. decip[)e]re, deceptum, to deceive.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Misrepresentation, deceiving; trick, stratagem; the vice of deceitfulness; misleading appearance. Hence deceitful a., deceitfully adv., deceitfulness n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. [Old English] An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; fraud; imposition; artifice; guile; duplicity; wile; trick. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. Fraud, a cheat, a fallacy; stratagem, artifice. Complete Dictionary

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