n. The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion. Torts.
- Scotch law. Any act of fraud whereby a person is reduced to a deed by decree. It has the same sense in the civil law. Modernly this is an act of bypassing, removing, deactivating, or impairing a technological measure or hardware that controls access to work product protected by copyright law.