Ruse de guerre

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a stratagem of war.

See also: Ruse

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A BARRISTER who claimed it was just a "ruse de guerre" when he impersonated a more eminent colleague in a telephone call has had his "discreditable" conduct criticised by a High Court judge.
Mr Justice Burnett also rejected Mr Leathley's plea that impersonating Mr Bennathan was an acceptable "ruse de guerre".
He had argued that his impersonation of Joel Bennathan QC was an acceptable "ruse de guerre" when he contacted the Criminal Appeal Court office in June 2007.