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English definition of “cant”

cant

noun [U]     /kænt/
statements, especially on religious or moral subjects, that are not sincerely believed by the person making them: Shelley's friendship with Byron was rooted in their shared contempt for cant and hypocrisy.Nonsense special words used by a particular group of people such as thieves, lawyers, or priests, often in order to keep things secretForms of languages and specialist dialects
(Definition of cant noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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