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DECE'IT,

DE-CEIT', n. [Norm. deceut, contracted from L. deceptio. See Deceive.]

  1. Literally, a catching or insnaring. Hence, the misleading of a person; the leading of another person to believe what is false, or not to believe what is true, and thus to insnare him; fraud; fallacy; cheat; any declaration, article or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false. My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. – Job xxvii.
  2. Stratagem; artifice; device intended to mislead. They imagine deceits all the day long. – Ps. xxxviii.
  3. In Scripture, that which is obtained by guile, fraud or oppression. Their houses are full of deceit. – Jer. v. Zeph. i.
  4. In law, any trick, device, craft, collusion, shift, covin, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. – Cowel.

De*ceit"
  1. An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.

    Making the ephah small and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit. Amos viii. 5.

    Friendly to man, far from deceit or guile. Milton.

    Yet still we hug the dear deceit. N. Cotton.

  2. Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation.

    Syn. -- Deception; fraud; imposition; duplicity; trickery; guile; falsifying; double-dealing; stratagem. See Deception.

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Deceit

DECE'IT,

1. Literally, a catching or ensnaring. Hence, the misleading of a person; the leading of another person to believe what is false, or not to believe what is true, and thus to ensnare him; fraud; fallacy; cheat; any declaration, artifice or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false.

My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit Job 27:4.

2. Stratagem; artifice; device intended to mislead.

They imagine deceits all the day long. Psalms 38:12.

3. In scripture, that which is obtained by guile, fraud or oppression.

Their houses are full of deceit Jeremiah 5:27. Zeph. I.

4. In law, any trick, device, craft, collusion, shift, covin, or underhand practice, used to defraud another.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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