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Meaning of KNAVERY

Pronunciation:  'neyvuree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing

KNAVERY is a 7 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: dishonesty
 See Also: actus reus, betrayal, charlatanism, falsehood, falsification, misconduct, perfidy, quackery, treachery, treason, trick, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Knav"er*y\, n.; pl. {Knaveries}.
1. The practices of a knave; petty villainy; fraud; trickery;
   a knavish action.

         This is flat knavery, to take upon you another man's
         name.                                 --Shak.

2. pl. Roguish or mischievous tricks. --Shak.

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