What does the word deceit mean?

Usage examples for deceit

  1. They had waited, she said, not through deceit but only out of consideration for him. – Somewhere in France by 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 by Various
  3. To which side shall we place deceit? – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon