The definition of chicanery is using trickery or dishonest means to deceive or achieve some purpose.
An example of chicanery is dishonest actions by politicians to get elected.
- the use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
- pl. -·er·ies an instance of this
Origin of chicaneryFrench chicanerie ; from chicane
Deception by trickery or sophistry.
(countable and uncountable, plural chicaneries)