noun, plural chi·can·er·ies.
Origin of chicanery
Examples from the Web for chicanery
Fans of today adore the cheaters of the past, precisely because of their chicanery.Alex Rodriguez Suspension Is a Sad Moment for Baseball|Michael Brendan Dougherty|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A wearisome period of endless dispute, chicanery, and wrangling followed this decision.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
Only falsehood fears investigation; only chicanery dreads the light.The Pearl of India|Maturin M. Ballou
A delicate webwork of forgery, bribery, chicanery and falsehood.The Misplaced Battleship|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
noun plural -eries
c.1600, "legal quibbling, sophistry," from French chicanerie "trickery," from Middle French chicaner "to pettifog, quibble" (15c.), 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.