White Lie Law and Legal Definition
White lie is an often trivial, diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth. The term white is used to indicate harmless. It can also be an unimportant lie that is said in a tactful or polite manner. The term is used mostly to indicate a deliberate, untrue statement which is intended to produce a favorable result. Generally, a white lie causes only a minor discord if uncovered, and it offers some benefit to the hearer. White lies are often used to avoid offense. Mostly, white lie is told to avoid the harmful realistic implications of the truth.