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Pass Off

pass off vt

1 : to make public or offer for sale (goods or services) with intent to deceive
: palm off [passing his product off as that of the plaintiff's "W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton"] see also unfair competition
2 : to give a false identity or character to [they created the documents on the day of the trial and passed them off as being made earlier]

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

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