Definition for DE-CEP'TION

DE-CEP'TION, n. [L. deceptio, from decipio. See Deceive.]

  1. The act of deceiving or misleading. All deception is a misapplication of the established signs used to communicate thoughts. – Anon.
  2. The state of being deceived or misled. Incautious and inexperienced youth is peculiarly exposed to deception.
  3. Artifice practiced; cheat; as, a scheme is all a deception.

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