Origin of deception
Synonyms for deception
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- the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived
- something that deceives; trick
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early 15c., from Middle French déception (13c., decepcion) or directly from Late Latin deceptionem (nominative deceptio) "a deceiving," from Latin decept-, past participle stem of decipere (see deceive).
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