Any attempt or disposition to deceive
or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads
another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception
; a wily device; fraud.
, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud
another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation.