Definition - What does Deceit mean?

Deceit is a conscious attempt to mislead, misrepresent, misguide, or otherwise deceive. It is when one party aims to trick another party by making false statements and trying to get the other party to believe that the statements are actually true. If deceit leads to an injury or damages, then the harmed party has right to sue the deceitful party.

Justipedia explains Deceit

Deceit is essentially fraud committed by means of a lie, or a series of lies. For example, if a car company sells a car that it knows has a defect, and the company tells the buyer that the car is in perfect working order, this is deceit. If the buyer suffers an injury due to the deceit, then they most likely have cause to sue the car company. There are many ways in which deceit can occur.

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