Deceit is defined as the act of being dishonest using a trick or telling a lie.(noun)
An example of deceit is someone lying on a job application.
See deceit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr deceite < pp. of deceveir: see deceive
See deceit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English deceite
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of deceveir, to deceive; see deceive.
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