• Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
  • A verbal or written account that is not based on actual events (often intended to mislead).
  • A legal fiction.


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  • literary type


  • From Middle English ficcioun, from Old French ficcion ("dissimulation, ruse, invention"), from Latin fictiō ("a making, fashioning, a feigning, a rhetorical or legal fiction"), from fingō.

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