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Deceit

deceit n

: deliberate and misleading concealment, false declaration, or artifice
: deception [theft by ]
;also
: the tort of committing or carrying out deceit [an action for ] see also fraud , misrepresentation



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.