Definition of fallacia
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LNS
fallācia, fallāciae
fallax
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. deceit, trick, artifice, stratagem, craft, intrigue
Abbreviations
fallācia, ae (abl. also fallacie, App. M. 5, p. 171), f. fallax, deceit, trick, artifice, stratagem, craft, intrigue (class.; in Cic. only plur.; syn.: fraus, dolus, astus, astutia, calliditas). Prop. Plur.: nonne ab imis unguibus usque ad verticem summum ex fraude, fallaciis, mendaciis constare totus videtur? Cic. Rosc. Com. 7, 20: doli, machinae, fallaciae, praestigiae, id. N. D. 3, 29, 73: fraudes atque fallaciae, id. Clu. 36, 101: simulatione et fallaciis, id. de Or. 2, 46, 191: sine fuco ac fallaciis, id. Att. 1, 1, 1: quot admoenivi fabricas! quot fallacias! Plaut. Cist. 2, 2, 5.

—So in plur., Plaut. Capt. 3, 5, 13; 16; 20; id. Mil. 2, 2, 37 et saep.

— Sing.: per malitiam et per dolum et fallaciam, Plaut. Ps. 2, 4, 15; id. Capt. prol. 40; 46; 2, 1, 25; id. As. 1, 1, 54; 2, 1, 2; 4 al.; Phaedr. 1, 31, 5; 3, 16, 10: ausculta quod superest fallaciae, Ter. Heaut. 4, 5, 23; Suet. Tib. 62; Flor. 1, 16, 7 al.

—Of magical art, Prop. 1, 1, 19 al.

—Prov.: fallacia alia aliam trudit, one lie begets another, Ter. And. 4, 4, 39.

— Of things: haec ipsa res habet aliquam fallaciam, deception, Col. 11, 2, 68: peccati, Vulg. Hebr. 3, 13; cf. id. Matt. 13, 22.
 
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