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Deception by trickery or sophistry.
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n, pl -eries
1. verbal deception or trickery, esp in legal quibbling; dishonest or sharp practice
2. a trick, deception, or quibble
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chi•can•er•y(ʃɪˈkeɪ nə ri, tʃɪ-)
n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the use of sly or evasive language, reasoning, etc. to trick or deceive.
2. a tricky or deceitful maneuver; subterfuge.
[1605–15; < French chicanerie]
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|Noun||1.||chicanery - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)|
dupery, hoax, put-on, humbug, fraud, fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
jugglery - artful trickery designed to achieve an end; "the senator's tax program was mere jugglery"
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noun trickery, cheating, intrigue, deception, artifice, wiles, duplicity, subterfuge, stratagems, double-dealing, skulduggery (informal), sharp practice, sophistry, deviousness, wire-pulling (chiefly U.S.), underhandedness The trial revealed a world of crime, corruption and political chicanery.
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chicanery[ʃɪˈkeɪnəri] n (formal) (= trickery) [political, financial] → chicane f
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chicanery[ʃɪˈkeɪnərɪ] n (frm) → cavillo
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