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act of imposture

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  • imposture — imposture, cheat, fraud, sham, fake, humbug, deceit, deception, counterfeit all mean something which pretends to be one thing in its nature, character, or quality but is really another. Imposture applies not only to an object but to an act or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Imposture — Im*pos ture, n. [L. impostura: cf. F. imposture. See {Impone}.] The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating. [1913 Webster] From new legends And fill the world with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imposture — (n.) act of willfully deceiving others, 1530s, from M.Fr. imposture, from L.L. impostura, from impostus (see IMPOST (Cf. impost)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • imposture — [im päs′chər] n. [Fr < LL impostura] the act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception …   English World dictionary

  • imposture — noun Etymology: Late Latin impostura, from Latin impositus, impostus, past participle of imponere Date: 1537 1. the act or practice of deceiving by means of an assumed character or name 2. an instance of imposture Synonyms: imposture, fraud, sham …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imposture — noun The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating …   Wiktionary

  • imposture — n. the act or an instance of fraudulent deception. Etymology: F f. LL impostura (as IMPOST(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • deception — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Misrepresentation Nouns 1. (act of deceiving) deception, deceptiveness; falseness, falsehood, untruth; imposition, imposture, misinformation, disinformation; fraud, fraudulence, deceit, deceitfulness,… …   English dictionary for students

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  • trick — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. artifice, stratagem, craft; illusion; wile, ruse, subterfuge, fraud, imposture, deception; tour, shift, turn; trait, idiosyncrasy, peculiarity. See unconformity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A deceit] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • forgery — forg·ery n pl er·ies 1: the act of falsely making, altering, or imitating (as a document or signature) with intent to defraud; also: the crime of committing such an act 2: something that is forged Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

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