de·cep·tion /di-'sep-shən/ n1: an act of deceiving2: something that deceives: deceit
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
- 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 deceiveII 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. William C. Burton. 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. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
See: deceitCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.