noun, plural -er·ies.
trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job.
a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade.
1605–15; < French chicanerie. See chicane, -ery Synonyms 1. fraud, deception, knavery. 2. evasion.