Imposture



[im-pos-cher] /ɪmˈpɒs tʃər/

noun
1.
the action or practice of imposing fraudulently upon others.
2.
deception using an assumed character, identity, or name, as by an impostor.
3.
an instance or piece of fraudulent imposition.
/ɪmˈpɒstʃə/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of deceiving others, esp by assuming a false identity
n.

“act of willfully deceiving others,” 1530s, from Middle French imposture, from Late Latin impostura, from impostus (see impost).

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