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DECEIT Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A fraudulent and cheating misrepresentation, artifice, or device, used by
one or more persons to deceive and trick another, who is ignorant of the true facts, to
the prejudice and damage of the party imposed upon. People v. Chadwick, 143 Cal.
110, 70 Pac. 884; Reynolds v. Palmer (C. C.) 21 Fed. 433; French v. Vining, 102 Mass.
132, 3 Am. Rep. 440; Swift v. Rounds, 19 R. I. 527, 35 Atl. 45. 33 L. R. A. 561, 61 Am.
St. Rep. 791 ; In re Post, 54 Ilun, 634, 7 N. Y. Supp. 438; Civ. Code Mont. 1895,


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