[ stel-yuh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈstɛl yə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /

noun Civil Law, Scots Law.

any crime of unspecified class that involves fraud, especially one that involves the selling of the same property to different people.

Nearby words

  1. steller's jay,
  2. steller's sea lion,
  3. stelliferous,
  4. stelliform,
  5. stellify,
  6. stellite,
  7. stellula,
  8. stellular,
  9. stellwag's sign,
  10. stem

Origin of stellionate

1615–25; < Latin stelliōnātus deceit, underhandedness, equivalent to stelliōn- (stem of stelliō) lizard, crafty person + -ātus -ate3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019