False Pretenses Definition

Criminal misrepresentation made with the intent of defrauding a person of something of value.
American Heritage
Deliberate misrepresentation of fact in speech or action in order to obtain another's property.
Webster's New World
Any deceptive claims or methods used in order to attain a desired result.
Votes obtained under false pretenses.
Webster's New World
The act of obtaining a benefit or property by fraud or misrepresentation.
Webster's New World Law
Plural form of false pretense.

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