Pretext

What is Pretext?

Pretext definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
something that is put forward to conceal a true purpose or object; an ostensible reason; excuse: The leaders used the insults as a pretext to declare war.
the misleading appearance or behavior assumed with this intention: His many lavish compliments were a pretext for subtle mockery.

 

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