du⋅plic⋅i⋅ty [doo-plis-i-tee, dyoo-]
–noun, plural -ties
1. deceitfulness in speech or conduct; speaking or acting in two different ways concerning the same matter with intent to deceive; double-dealing.
2. a twofold or double state or quality.
1400–50; late ME duplicite < MF < ML, LL duplicitās, with -ite r. -itās; see duplex, -ity
1. deception, dissimulation..
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