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1 definition by Peter Drumm

 
1.
Deception by trickery or sophistry.
A trick; a subterfuge.

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

the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
The Bush Administration is now the commander-in-theif (lower-case intentional) thanks to their chicanery.
by Peter Drumm May 01, 2004