false pretensesfalse pretenses
- Law deliberate misrepresentation of fact in speech or action in order to obtain another's property
- any deceptive claims or methods used in order to attain a desired result: votes obtained under false pretenses
Criminal misrepresentation made with the intent of defrauding a person of something of value.
- plural form of false pretense
false pretenses - Legal Definition
The act of obtaining a benefit or property by fraud or misrepresentation.