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Deceit in United Kingdom

Definition of Deceit

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Deceit :

A tort that is committed when someone knowingly or recklessly makes a false statement of fact intending that it should be acted on by someone else and that person does act on the false statement and thereby suffers damage.

See fraud.

Deceit and Medieval Law

Deceit and Legal History


See Also

  • Exchequer (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Exchequer (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

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  • Article Name: Deceit
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Deceit In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Deceit : A tort that is [...]

This entry was last updated: May 17, 2017


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