pass off

verb

Definition of pass off

1 : to make public or offer for sale with intent to deceive
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

First Known Use of pass off

1681

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Law Dictionary

pass off

transitive verb

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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