pass off

passed off; passing off; passes off

Definition of pass off

transitive verb

1 : to make public or offer for sale with intent to deceive
2 : to give a false identity or character to

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Examples of pass off in a Sentence

the con man tried to pass off a piece of blue glass as a sapphire

First Known Use of pass off

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pass off was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Pass off.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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Legal Definition of pass off

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 : 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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