[ stel-yuh-nit, -neyt ]

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

Origin of stellionate

1615–25; <Latin stelliōnātus deceit, underhandedness, equivalent to stelliōn- (stem of stelliō) lizard, crafty person + -ātus-ate3

Words Nearby stellionate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023