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pass off

verb

Definition of pass off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make public or offer for sale with intent to deceive

  3. 2 :  to give a false identity or character to



Examples of pass off in a sentence

  1. <the con man tried to pass off a piece of blue glass as a sapphire>



1681

First Known Use of pass off

1681


Law Dictionary

pass off

transitive verb

Legal Definition of pass off

  1. 1 :  to make public or offer for sale (goods or services) with intent to deceive :  palm off <passing his product off as that of the plaintiff's — W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton> — see also unfair competition

  2. 2 :  to give a false identity or character to <they created the documents on the day of the trial and passed them off as being made earlier>





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