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.
it's a place where Chicanos (mexican-americans) go to school to learn trades.
he went to a chicanery and learned how to fix cars.