the action of deceiving someone.
“obtaining property by deception”
a thing that deceives.
“a range of elaborate deceptions”
deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, double-dealing, fraud, cheating, trickery,
chicanery, deviousness, slyness, wiliness, guile, bluff, lying, pretense, treachery;
informal crookedness, monkey business, monkeyshines
“they obtained money by deception”
After receiving a revelation commanding him to practice plural marriage, Joseph Smith married multiple wives and introduced the practice to close associates.
From the “History of the Church”:
“What a thing it is for a man to be accused of committing adultery, and having seven wives, when I can only find one.”