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- n. The act of voting in an election by impersonating someone else.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of personating, or conterfeiting the person or character of another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of personating, or of counterfeiting the person or character of another; impersonation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. imitating the mannerisms of another person
- n. acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
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'personation' -- it was a mask and a sounding-pipe.
More vote-rigging using dodgy postal ballots and personation at the polling booths?
One contemporary observer gives this account of Wallack's performance as Victor Frankenstein: Mr. Wallack's personation of the agonised student, whose fatal curiosity, and still more fatal success, was sustained with great feeling and talent.
The corrupt and illegal practices prevention act, 1883, annotated and explained: Notes of judicial decisions in cases of bribery, treating undue influence, personation, etc by H.
In May a man was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting personation.
Omitting to provide a link to the newspaper source or refer to the conviction on two offences of personation of the cousin of Tory councillor, but only just, Altaf Adalat:
A jury at Birmingham Crown Court took just over an hour to unanimously agree that Hussain was guilty on two counts of personation.
Chohan of course came home to Labour earlier this year but was the Lib Dem Councillor Grant 1234 Shapps and his Tory co-conspirators chose to urge Lib Dems to back Tony Lit in one of the clumsiest pieces of personation in the history of the internet.
And the whole Game at Chesse incident with its supposed personation of the Spanish king supports that idea.
“False personation” is for actors not for real people who want a real leader as their President in real moments of crisis at home and abroad.