false pretense
I noun act, affectation, affectedness, artifice, artificiality, chicane, chicanery, circumvention, circumvention of truth, cozenage, deceit, deceitfulness, deceptive representation of fact, delusion, designed misrepresentation, device, disguise, dishonesty, dissemblance, dissimulation, dupery, duplicity, evasion of truth, fabrication, facade, fake, fakery, false representation of fact, falsehood, falseness, falsification, falsity, falsus, feint, fictus, forgery, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, guise, hoax, imposture, invention, lie, mask, masquerade, mendacity, misinformation, misrepresentation, misstatement, perfidy, perversion of truth, pettifoggery, pretense, pretext, prevarication, ruse, sham, simulation, simulatus, sleight, spuriousness, stratagem, subterfuge, suppression of truth, surreptitiousness, swindle, treacherousness, treachery, trick, underhandedness, unnatural ness, untruth, untruthfulness, unveracity, wile associated concepts: cheating by false pretenses, deceit, false representation, fraud, larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, under false pretenses II index pretext

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  • false pretense — false′ pretense′ n. law an illegal, deliberate misrepresentation of facts, as to obtain title to money or property • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • False Pretense — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel False Pretense – Der Schein trügt Originaltitel Dead End …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • false pretense — Literally, a false representation of a fact or circumstance calculated to mislead. 32 Am J2d False Pret § 2. Any trick or device whereby the property of another is obtained. 37 Am J2d Fraud § 2. As an essential element of the offense of obtaining …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • false pretense — noun representation of untrue facts <!This is DAMN long. Is it a quote or something?I hear you want to go back to middle school because you say your life is too tough where you are now. Even if you could somehow manage to give yourself make up …   Wiktionary

  • false pretense — noun (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation • Syn: ↑false pretence • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑misdemeanor, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • false pretense — fictitious claim, pretension, deceit; obtaining of money or property through falsehood or forgery (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • False Pretense - Der Schein trügt — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: False Pretense – Der Schein trügt Originaltitel: Dead End Produktionsland: Kanada Erscheinungsjahr: 1998 Länge: 87 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • False Pretense – Der Schein trügt — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: False Pretense – Der Schein trügt Originaltitel: Dead End Produktionsland: Kanada Erscheinungsjahr: 1998 Länge: 87 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • obtaining by false pretense — See false pretense …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pretense — I (ostentation) noun affectation, affectedness, airs, artificiality, blatancy, bravado, demonstration, display, empty show, false appearance, false show, fanfaronade, flagrancy, flashiness, flourish, fuss, garishness, gaudiness, glare, glitter,… …   Law dictionary

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