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 impostūra from Latin impostus variant of impositus past participle of impōnere to place upon ; see impose .
From Middle French imposture, from Late Latin impostura, Latin impostus