Pretex

Related to Pretex: preamble

Pre`tex´


v. t.1.To frame; to devise; to disguise or excuse; hence, to pretend; to declare falsely.
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For this purpose there had been a gathering of warriors in a neighboring bay, under pretex of fishing for sturgeon; and fleets of canoes were expected to join them from the north and South.
Longtime effort of Hugo Chavez to integrate into MERCOSUR got in the beginning of 2006 the right pretex - Chavez accused Colombia and Peru of the unauthorized signing of bilateral agreements with the USA which, according to his statements, the Cartagena treaty does not contain nor allows.
With the dissolution of national armies, radicals acting under the pretex of religion began attracting disillusioned and disgruntled Muslims from all over the world to fulfill their dreams, like that of an Islamic caliphate and a purely Muslim state.
Residents concede that women in the region are being hoodwinked by middlemen on the pretex of offering jobs.
Ojala hubieramos contado con Epsilon y TEX para hacer la Perutilis Logica, de Alberto de Sajonia, o el Aristoteles de During, unos de los libros mas gordos en la historia del Instituto, publicados en la era precomputacional y preTEX.
Investigators ultimately found that about $880 million In pretex profits had been falsely declared for 2000 through 2002.
67) In fact, the purge of the Red Army provided a convenient pretex for abandoning staff talks, but the general staff never wanted them in any case.
Clark's initial drafts were even more openly hostile, accusing Frankfurter of "forging pretex order to by-pass long established precedents of this Court," and calling the majority opinion part o "iron fist" policy toward the states.
The original pretex for the Israeli operation faded from view, to be replaced by a speciously "balanced" portrait equating the profoundly unequal suffering of Israelis and Lebanese.