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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duplicity  \Du*plic"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Duplicities}.  [F. 
  duplicit['e],  L.  duplicitas  fr  duplex  double.  See 
  {Duplex}.] 
  1.  Doubleness;  a  twofold  state.  [Archaic] 
 
  Do  not  affect  duplicities  nor  triplicities  nor  any 
  certain  number  of  parts  in  your  division  of  things 
  --I.  Watts. 
 
  2.  Doubleness  of  heart  or  speech;  insincerity;  a  sustained 
  form  of  deception  which  consists  in  entertaining  or 
  pretending  to  entertain  one  of  feelings,  and  acting  as  if 
  influenced  by  another;  bad  faith. 
 
  Far  from  the  duplicity  wickedly  charged  on  him  he 
  acted  his  part  with  alacrity  and  resolution. 
  --Burke. 




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