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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pretender  \Pre*tend"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  lays  claim,  or  asserts  a  title  (to  something);  a 
  claimant.  Specifically,  The  pretender  (Eng.  Hist.),  the 
  son  or  the  grandson  of  James  II.,  the  heir  of  the  royal 
  family  of  Stuart,  who  laid  claim  to  the  throne  of  Great 
  Britain,  from  which  the  house  was  excluded  by  law. 
  It  is  the  shallow,  unimproved  intellects  that  are 
  the  confident  pretenders  to  certainty.  --Glanvill. 
  2.  One  who  pretends,  simulates,  or  feigns. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  person  who  makes  deceitful  pretenses  [syn:  {imposter},  {impostor}, 
  {fake},  {faker},  {fraud},  {sham},  {pseudo},  {pseud},  {role 

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