Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Imposture (Page: 737)

Im*pos"ture (?), n. [L. impostura: cf. F. imposture. See Impone.] The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.

From new legends And fill the world with follies and impostures. Johnson.
Syn. -- Cheat; fraud; trick; imposition; delusion.