n. An act or course of deception deliberately practised with the view of gaining a wrong or unfair advantage; deceit; trick; an artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured.n. Specifically, in law, an artifice employed by one person for the purpose of deceiving another, to the prejudice of his right; the causing or making use of the error of another for the attainment of an illegal object.n. A position artfully contrived to work damage or prejudice; a snare.n. A deceiver; a cheat; a pretender; also, a fraudulent production; something intended to deceive.n. A person who talks piously, but is not pious at heart; a religious humbug.To cheat; defraud.