Origin of deception
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2. trick, stratagem, ruse, wile, hoax, imposture.
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- the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived
- something that deceives; trick
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Word Origin and History for non-deception
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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