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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The use of clever plans or actions to deceive people. Legal trickery or false argument.

Usage examples (37)
  • The governor was accused of chicanery when the law passed.
  • This kind of chicanery is what gets you thrown in prison if a private business does it.
  • All I notice is that these experts in chicanery are vying for jobs at BP.
  • What deals, games and other chicanery is going on in this leak investigation? for more
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