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the act of deceiving by assuming a false identity; fraud, hoax, swindle
Not to be confused with:
imposter – charlatan, fake, fraud, pretender: He claimed to be a prince, but he was only an imposter.
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The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
[French, from Old French, from Late Latin impostūra, from Latin impostus, variant of impositus, past participle of impōnere, to place upon; see impose.]
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the act or an instance of deceiving others, esp by assuming a false identity
[C16: from French, from Late Latin impostūra, from Latin impōnere; see impose]
impostrous, impostorous, imˈposturous adj
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1. the action or practice of imposing fraudulently upon others.
2. deception using an assumed character, identity, or name.
3. an instance of imposture.
[< Late Latin impostūra]
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imposture[ɪmˈpɒstʃəʳ] n (frm) → impostura
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