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Deceit meaning

deceit - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Anything that deceives; fraud.

deceit - examples of usage

  1. The man of well- bred deceit is 'infinitely your friend- It would give him immense pleasure to serve you! - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  2. All this I. W. W. talk about more wages and shorter hours is deceit. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
  3. He had withdrawn himself from the society of the Tavoras, even from that of young Joze de Tavora, whom he could not entirely forgive for the deceit he had practised on him, in leading him into the meeting of the conspirators on the fatal night of the attempted assassination of the King. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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