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chicanery (noun) –  Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Circa 1600, “legal quibbling, sophistry,” from French chicanerie “trickery,” from Middle French chicaner “to pettifog, quibble” (15th century), which is of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Low German schikken “to arrange, bring about,” or from the name of a golf-like game once played in Languedoc. Thornton’s “American Glossary” has shecoonery (1845), which it describes as probably a corruption of chicanery.

 


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