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Meaning of CHICANERY

Pronunciation:  shi'keynuree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

CHICANERY is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile
 See Also: deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, jugglery, put-on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chi*can"er*y\, n. [F. chicanerie.]
Mean or unfair artifice to perplex a cause and obscure the
truth; stratagem; sharp practice; sophistry.

      Irritated by perpetual chicanery.        --Hallam.

Syn: Trickery; sophistry; stratagem.

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