Definition of False pretense

1. Noun. (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation.

Exact synonyms: False Pretence
Generic synonyms: Infraction, Infringement, Misdemeanor, Misdemeanour, Violation
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of False pretense

1. Noun. representation of untrue facts ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of False Pretense

false negative
false negatives
false nettle
false neuroma
false northing
false nucleolus
false oat
false pain
false paracusis
false pelvis
false pimpernel
false positive
false positives
false pregnancy
false pretence
false pretense (current term)
false pretenses
false projection
false punishment
false ragweed
false return
false rib
false ringbone
false rue
false rue anemone
false saber-toothed tiger
false saffron
false sago
false sarsaparilla
false scent

Literary usage of False pretense

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"This is the whole statute, eliminating duplicating words and those stating other kinds of false pretense. This Indictment charges that the defendant, ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"false pretense a case of obtaining an exchange of property by "false pretenses," ... A "false pretense," such as falls within the statute relating to the ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"The false pretense—In General. To constitute the offense of obtaining property by a false pretense, it is clear that some pretense must be made.421 The ..."

4. Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation by Cherokee Nation (1875)
"Every person who shall designedly, and by false pretense, and with intent to defraud, or obtain from another, any money, horse, mule, goods, wares, ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"For other cases, see false pretense», im Dig. 1-52 If. S. (Revelle, ... Acts are sufficient to constitute a false pretense within the meaning of the law. ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"Not doubting that a false personation of a particular officer or employee of the government, or a false pretense of holding an office or employment that ..."

7. A Treatise on the Criminal Law as Now Administered in the United States by Emlin McClain (1897)
"SUFFICIENCY OF THE false pretense. § 666. false pretense; what constitutes.— A false pretense has been defined as such a fraudulent representation of a fact ..."

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