2. False Pretenses

The concept of hypocrisy is prevalent throughout history. The word is still recognizable from its original Latin form, hypocrita. The Old French language used the terms ypocrisie and ypocrite. Ypocrisie was defined as 'the sin of pretending to virtue or goodness,' while ypocrite referred to a 'false pretender to virtue or religion.' A modern example is pretending to support a charitable cause in front of others and throwing a brochure or donation envelope in the trash on the way home.

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