palming off

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

palming off (uncountable)

  1. (law) The act of misrepresenting a counterfeit product as the genuine article.
    • 1917, Harry Dwight Nims, The Law of Unfair Competition and Trade-Marks, p. 27:
      It is sufficient that the complainant is entitled to the custom—the good-will—of a business and that this good-will is injured or is about to be injured, by the palming off of the goods of another as his.

Verb[edit]

palming off

  1. Present participle of palm off.