Webster 1913 Edition
deçoite), fr. L.
An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.
Making the ephah small and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by
Amos viii. 5.
Friendly to man, far from
Yet still we hug the dear
Syn. – Deception; fraud; imposition; duplicity; trickery; guile; falsifying; double-dealing; stratagem. See