chi·ca·nery /-ˈkenri, ˈkenə-/
Chi·can·er·y n. Mean or unfair artifice to perplex a cause and obscure the truth; stratagem; sharp practice; sophistry.
Irritated by perpetual chicanery. --Hallam.
Syn: -- Trickery; sophistry; stratagem.
n : the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract
money from them) [syn: trickery, chicane, guile, wile,