Pious-fraud Definition

noun

An act of innocent deceit, technically using the methods of a fraudster but for an honest, honorable purpose.

White lies are verbal cases of pious fraud.
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A person involved in such a fraud.
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Noun

Singular:
pious-fraud
Plural:
pious frauds

Origin of Pious-fraud

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