Pretence meaning

prē'tĕns', prĭ-tĕns'
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(British) An act of pretending or pretension; a false claim or pretext.
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Origin of pretence

  • From Middle French pretensse, from Late Latin praetensus (prætensus) (past participle of praetendere (prætendere), prae- (præ-) + tendere).
    From Wiktionary