Imposture meaning

ĭm-pŏschər
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The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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The act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception.
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The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.
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Origin of imposture

  • French from Old French from Late Latin impostūra from Latin impostus variant of impositus past participle of impōnere to place upon impose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French imposture, from Late Latin impostura, Latin impostus

    From Wiktionary