Definitions for false pretense

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

false′ pretense′(n.)

  1. an illegal, deliberate misrepresentation of facts, as to obtain title to money or property.

    Category: Law

Origin of false pretense:

1750–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. false pretense, false pretence(noun)

    (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation

Wiktionary

  1. false pretense(Noun)

    representation of untrue facts

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