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.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. The information on this Website is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute advice or our recommendation in any way. We attempt to ensure that the content is current and accurate but we do not guarantee its currency and accuracy. You should carry out your own research and/or seek your own advice before acting or relying on any of the information on this Website.