Deception

Definition of Deception

De`cep´tion
n.1.The act of deceiving or misleading.
2.The state of being deceived or misled.
3.That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.
There was of course room for vast deception.
- Motley.

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