false pretenses

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

Legal Definition of false pretenses

: 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 10 Aug. 2020.

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