Foisted
Foist Foist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foisting}.] [Cf. OD. vysten to fizzle, D. veesten, E. fizz, fitchet, bullfist.] To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; -- usually followed by in. [1913 Webster]

Lest negligence or partiality might admit or foist in abuses and corruption. --R. Carew. [1913 Webster]

When a scripture has been corrupted . . . by a supposititious foisting of some words in. --South. [1913 Webster]


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