Definition of Chicanery

1. Noun. The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).

Exact synonyms: Chicane, Guile, Shenanigan, Trickery, Wile
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Dissembling, Dissimulation
Specialized synonyms: Dupery, Fraud, Fraudulence, Hoax, Humbug, Put-on, Jugglery
Derivative terms: Chicane, Chicane, Trick, Wily



Definition of Chicanery

1. n. Mean or unfair artifice to perplex a cause and obscure the truth; stratagem; sharp practice; sophistry.

Definition of Chicanery

1. Noun. Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge. ¹

2. Noun. (countable legal) A slick performance by a lawyer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chicanery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chicanery

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chicanery (current term)
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Literary usage of Chicanery

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1. Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an by Lorenzo Sabine (1864)
"I find Stewart spoken of as guilty of chicanery, and as having had " the audacity to insult the Governor of Nova Scotia with impertinent letters. ..."

2. Memoirs of the Kings of Spain of the House of Bourbon: From the Accession of by William Coxe (1815)
"But no form of words could be devised sufficiently explicit to curb that spirit of chicanery which marked all their proceedings; and therefore they employed ..."

3. Critical and historical essays, contributed to The Edinburgh review by Thomas Babington Macaulay (1861)
"and chicanery soon hunted him to his grave. But many signs indicated that a war between France and Great Britain was at hand ; and it was therefore thought ..."

4. The Theory of Toleration Under the Later Stuarts by Alexander Adam Seaton (1911)
"It is quite in keeping with the zig-zag course of his diplomatic chicanery that he should assent to a bitter persecution in order to win the Dissenters to ..."

5. The Report of Her Majesty's Commission on the Laws of Marriage, Relative to by Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope (1849)
"We really ought not to think of pandering to such chicanery by altering the law. In No. 22, the writer testifies to his and an acquaintance in the ..."

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