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163. Deceit

  1. Aimwell pretends to be titled to wed into wealth. [Br. Lit.: The Beaux Stratagem ]
  2. Ananias lies about amount of money received for land. [N.T.: Acts 5:16]
  3. Ananias Club all its members are liars. [Am. Lit.: Worth, 10]
  4. angel of light false apostles are like Satan in masquerade. [N.T.: II Corinthians 11:14]
  5. Apaturia epithet of Athena, meaning deceitful. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 36]
  6. apples of Sodom outwardly sound fruit; inwardly rotten. [Class. Myth.: Jobes, 114]
  7. Arbaces priest who frames Glaucus. [Br. Lit.: The Last Days of Pompeii, Magill I, 490492]
  8. Archimago uses sorcery to deceive people. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene ]
  9. Arnolphe plans marriage to ward; maintains guardianship under alias. [Fr. Lit.: LEcole des Femmes ]
  10. bilberry symbol for falsehood. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
  11. Brunhild outdone in athletic competition by Gunther with invisible assistance. [Ger. Myth.: Nibelungenlied ]
  12. Buttermilk, Little Johnny fools witch by substituting china for self in sack. [Br. Fairy Tale: Macleod, 2124]
  13. Camilla, Mrs. practises deception on Pip. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations ]
  14. clematis symbol of deception. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 347; Flora Symbolica, 173]
  15. Conchis for his psychological experiments he baits subjects with apparently seducible young women. [Br. Lit.: John Fowles The Magus in Weiss, 279]
  16. dogbane symbol for deceit. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 458]
  17. Hlestakov, Ivan Alexandrovich dissimulating gentleman hoodwinks town dignitaries as tsars inspector. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General ]
  18. hocus-pocus magicians parody of Hoc Est Corpus Domini. [Western Folklore: Espy, 76]
  19. Jingle, Alfred pretends to be a person of influence and elopes with an old maid for her money. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers ]
  20. Judas goat decoy for luring animals to slaughter. [Western Folklore: Espy, 80]
  21. Latch, William Esthers betrayer; seduces her on marriage pretense. [Br. Lit.: Esther Waters, Magill I, 254256]
  22. Mak Falstaffian figure; categorically maintains his innocence. [Br. Lit.: The Second Shepherds Play ]
  23. Malengin personification of craftiness. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene ]
  24. mask a disguise; hence, symbol of deception. [Art: Hall, 204]
  25. Mme. St. Pé feigns paralysis for seventeen years to keep her husband away from the woman he loves. [Fr. Drama: Jean Anouilh The Waltz of the Toreadors in On Stage, 383]
  26. Moncrieff, Algernon, and Jack Worthing both assume fictitious name Ernest in wooing belles. [Br. Lit.: The Importance of Being Earnest ]
  27. Montoni, Signor marries Emilys aunt to secure her property. [Br. Lit.: The Mysteries of Udolpho, Magill I, 635638]
  28. nightshade poisonous flower; symbol of falsehood. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  29. Nimue cajoles Merlin to reveal secret of power. [Arth. Romance: History of Prince Arthur, Brewer Handbook, 756]
  30. Nixon, Richard (1913) 37th U.S. president (19691974); nicknamed Tricky Dicky. [Am. Hist.: Kane, 523]
  31. Pinocchio wooden nose lengthens when he lies. [Ital. Lit.: Pinocchio ]
  32. Sinon convinced Trojans to accept wooden horse. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid ]
  33. Trojan Horse hollow horse concealed soldiers, enabling them to enter and capture Troy. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad]
  34. white flytrap lures insects with sweet odor. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
  35. winter cherry inedible fruit symbolizes falsehood. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 319]

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deceit XIII. — OF. deceite, f. pp. deceit of decevoir DECEIVE.
So deceive †ensnare, betray XIII; lead into error XIV. — OF. deceivre, deçoivre :- L. dēcipere, f. DE- 4 + capere take, seize; or — deceiv-, tonic stem of OF. deceveir (mod. décevoir) :- Rom. *dēcipēre. So deception XIV. — (O)F. or late L.

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DECEIT

Amisrepresentationmade with the express intention of defrauding someone, which subsequently causes injury to that person.

In order for a statement to be deceit, it must be untrue, made with knowledge of its falsity, or made in reckless disregard of the truth. The misrepresentation must be such that it causes harm to another individual.

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de·ceit / diˈsēt/ • n. the action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth. ∎  a dishonest act or statement. ∎  deceitful disposition or character.

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Deceit

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