de·cep·tion /di-'sep-shən/ n
1: an act of deceiving
2: something that deceives: deceit

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun artifice, beguilement, blind, bluff, camouflage, charlatanry, cheat, chicane, chicanery, circumvention, con, counterfeit, cozenage, craft, craftiness, cunning, deceit, decoy, defraudation, defraudment, delusion, device, disguise, dishonesty, dissimulation, dodge, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, equivocation, fabrication, fake, false appearance, false front, falsehood, falseness, falsification, feint, forgery, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, guile, hoax, humbuggery, illusion, imposition, imposture, indirection, indirectness, insincerity, intrigue, knavery, legerdemain, lie, machination, masquerade, mendacity, mirage, misrepresentation, obliquity, pretext, prevarication, rascality, roguery, ruse, sham, simulacrum, snare, stratagem, subterfuge, swindle, trap, trepan, trick, trickery, trickiness, trumpery, untruth, untruthfulness, unveracity, wile associated concepts: confusion, deception doctrine foreign phrases:
- Non declpitur qui sett se decipi. — He is not deceived who knows that he is being deceived
- Decipi quant fallere est tutius. — It is safer to be deceived than to deceive
II index artifice, bad faith, canard, collusion, color (deceptive appearance), contrivance, corruption, counterfeit, deceit, decoy, disguise, dishonesty, distortion, duplicity, evasion, fallacy, falsehood, falsification, figment, forgery, fraud, hoax, hypocrisy, imposture, indirection (deceitfulness), knavery, lie, maneuver (trick), misrepresentation, misstatement, pettifoggery, plot (secret plan), pretense (pretext), pretext, ruse, sham, sophistry, story (falsehood), stratagem, subreption, subterfuge

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

in English criminal law it is an offence to obtain property by deception. It is committed by deceiving, whether deliberately or recklessly, by words or conduct as to fact or law, including the person's present intentions. It is also an offence to obtain services in this way. For Scotland, See practical cheating.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

See: deceit
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   the act of misleading another through intentionally false statements or fraudulent actions.
   See also: deceit, fraud

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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