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Definition: Dishonesty

Quick Summary of Dishonesty

the quality of being dishonest

What is the dictionary definition of Dishonesty?

Dictionary Definition

  1. uncountable The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
  2. countable An act which is fraudulent or otherwise dishonest.

Full Definition of Dishonesty

Dishonesty is an important feature of criminal law and, but it is not easy to define. For a discussion of dishonesty in criminal law, see the article on Theft. For tort, see the article on the tort of deceit.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Dishonesty are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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