chicanery


chi·ca·nery

noun \-ˈkān-rē, -ˈkā-nə-\

: actions or statements that trick people into believing something that is not true : deception or trickery

plural chi·ca·ner·ies

Full Definition of CHICANERY

1
:  deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry :  trickery
2
:  a piece of sharp practice (as at law) :  trick

Examples of CHICANERY

  1. He wasn't above using chicanery to win votes.
  2. <that candidate only won the election through chicanery>

First Known Use of CHICANERY

1609

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