the act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception
Origin of impostureFrench ; from Late Latin impostura
The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
Origin of impostureFrench, from Old French, from Late Latin impost&umacron;ra, from Latin impostus, variant of impositus, past participle of imp&omacron;nere, to place upon; see impose.
From Middle French imposture, from Late Latin impostura, Latin impostus