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Oxford dictionary definition of the word pretext:
a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason:
the rebels had the perfect pretext for making their move
he called round on the pretext of asking after her mother
early 16th century: from Latin praetextus ‘outward display’, from the verb praetexere ‘to disguise’, from prae ‘before’ + texere ‘weave’