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false pretenses

plural noun
  1. a deliberate misrepresentation of facts, as to obtain title to money or property.
  2. the use of such misrepresentation.
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Origin of false pretenses

First recorded in 1750–60
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Related Words for false pretenses

feign, pretension, pretext