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false pretenses

noun plural false pre·tens·es \-ˈpre-ˌten-səz, -pri-ˈten-\

Legal Definition of false pretenses

  1. :  false representations concerning past or present facts that are made with the intent to defraud another; also :  the crime of obtaining title to another's property by false pretenses — compare larceny by trick at larceny, theft

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capable of being understood in two ways

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