Definitions for "Pretence"
See Pretense, Pretenseful, Pretenseless.
The act of laying claim; the claim laid; assumption; pretension.
The act of holding out, or offering, to others something false or feigned; presentation of what is deceptive or hypocritical; deception by showing what is unreal and concealing what is real; false show; simulation; as, pretense of illness; under pretense of patriotism; on pretense of revenging C├Žsar's death.
imaginative intellectual play