noun, plural knav·er·ies.

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

noun plural -eries

  1. a deceitful or dishonest act
  2. dishonest conduct; trickery

1520s, from knave + -ery.

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