subdolous

subdolous

(ˈsʌbdələs)
adj
formal clever, crafty, or sly
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Elizabeth's, to use it not as an asylum from the ravages of mental illness but as an asylum from justice, as a sanctuary from the law's process, as a refuge within which resources could be marshaled "[t]ill time lend friends and friends their helpful swords." (212) The moral of the story is in the realization that a sufficiently subdolous and powerful litigant can bend the system to his will.