Part of speech: noun

The act of deceiving; deception; fraud.

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Usage examples "deceit":

  1. They had waited, she said, not through deceit but only out of consideration for him. - "Somewhere in France", Richard Harding Davis.
  2. Whilst he spoke a richly- dressed man, but unknown to him, approached, and said, You speak of deceit! - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.
  3. To which side shall we place deceit? - "The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates", Xenophon.