chicanery : Definition, Usages, News and More

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shi kay nuh ree

  • n  the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

  • It was not until weeks after the performance, when the manager saw the show on TV, that he began to suspect chicanery.
  • The chicanery of the lawyer left his client penniless and with an additional lawsuit to defend.
  • As George's bank balance evaporated, he realized the chicanery of the Internet trickster.
News & Articles

  • Miley closer to becoming next W.Va. House speaker
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Barring any last minute chicanery or changes of heart, Delegate Tim Miley will become the next speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates. The race to succeed Speaker Rick Thompson, which started out with about a hal...
    June 14, 2013 - The Charleston Gazette

  • Mitch McConnell in International Herald Tribune
    There is no place for chicanery at a time of war,said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. "Even some of the president's most strident opponents know that. They know that the only vote that truly matters in a vote on...
  • David Paterson in New York Times
    Speaking to reporters on Monday night, Mr. Paterson said that the Legislature had "presented us with a series of bills that have the same gimmicks, chicanery and avoidant conduct that has characterized fiscal management in this state for far too...
  • Ferdinand Pecora in Pacific Free Press
    The commission's Chief Counsel Ferdinand Pecora said; "Legal chicanery and pitch darkness were the banker's stoutest allies."

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