What does falsehood mean?

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  1. (uncountable) The property of being false.
  2. (countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
  3. (archaic, rare) Mendacity, deceitfulness; the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful.
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At no stage, however, did the learned judge identify the deceit or deliberate falsehood.
Justice attempts to settle matters to the highest truth, to separate truth from falsehood.
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Existence in the real world is just not possible without an occasional fib or an expertly timed falsehood.

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