AskDefine | Define chicanery

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chicanery n : the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) [syn: trickery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan]

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From chicanerie from chicaner.


  • a UK /ʃɪˈkeɪ.nɹ.i/
  • a US /ʃɪˈkeɪ.nə.ɹi/


  1. Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge.
  2. countable law A slick performance by a lawyer.


deception by use of trickery

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