What is another word for pre-text?

415 synonyms found


[ pɹˈiːtˈɛkst], [ pɹˈiːtˈɛkst], [ p_ɹ_ˈiː_t_ˈɛ_k_s_t]

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How to use "Pre-text" in context?

Pre-text is a term that has recently resurfaced in the legal field. Pre-text is defined as the reasons or motives that someone has for doing something. Pre-texts can be anything from intentional falsehoods to distracting the jury.

Pre-texts are used in the law to try and pin down a specific reason why someone may have committed a crime. They are also useful in gauging a person's state of mind at the time of the crime.

In the criminal justice field, pre-texts are often used as factors in determining a person's guilt or innocence.

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