false pretenses

noun plural

false pre·​tens·​es
-ˈpre-ˌten-səz, -pri-ˈten-
: 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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“False pretenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/false%20pretenses. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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