Meaning of chicanery

chi•can•er•y

Pronunciation: (shi-kā'nu-rē, chi-), [key]
— pl. -er•ies.
  1. trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job.
  2. a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade.
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