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knavery

[ ney-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈneɪ və ri /
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noun, plural knav·er·ies.

action or practice characteristic of a knave.
unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest dealing; trickery.
a knavish act or practice.

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Origin of knavery

First recorded in 1520–30; knave + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for knavery

knavery
/ (ˈneɪvərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

a deceitful or dishonest act
dishonest conduct; trickery
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