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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 207 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HYPOCRISY, pretence, or false assumption of a high character, especially in regard to religious belief or practice. The Greek inrolcpw'cs, from which the word is derived through the Old French, meant primarily the acting of a part on the stage, from inro+cpiveiOac, to give an answer, to speak dialogue, play a part on the stage, hence to practice dissimulation.
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