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Cretism

Cretism \Cre"tism\ (kr[=e]"t[i^]z'm), n. [Gr. ????? lying, fr. ????? to act like a Cretan, that is, to lie. ``The Cretians are always liars.''
--Titus i. 12.] A Cretan practice; lying; a falsehood.