Deceit meaning

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Deceit is defined as the act of being dishonest using a trick or telling a lie.

An example of deceit is someone lying on a job application.

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The act or practice of deceiving; deception.
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(uncountable) The state of being deceitful or deceptive.
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The quality of being deceitful; falseness.
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A stratagem; a trick.
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The act of representing as true what is known to be false; a deceiving or lying.
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A dishonest action or trick; fraud or lie.
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The quality of being deceitful.
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The intentional imparting of a false impression.
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A misrepresentation of fact, which, when made with the intention that the other party will rely on it to his detriment, constitutes the torts of fraud or misrepresentation. See also fraud and misrepresentation.
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An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick.

The whole conversation was merely a deceit.

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An act of deceiving someone.
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(law) The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury.
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Origin of deceit

Middle English deceite from Old French from past participle of deceveir to deceive deceive