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roguery

[roh-guh-ree] /ˈroʊ gə ri/
noun, plural rogueries.
1.
roguish conduct; rascality.
2.
playful mischief.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; rogue + -ery
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  • But in its abundance of sentiment and frequency of moral purpose, it has elements which the novel of roguery lacked.
  • He was, for archaeologists of roguery, the fossil evidence that money can buy power and immunity from the reach of the law.
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roguery

/ˈrəʊɡərɪ/
noun (pl) -gueries
1.
behaviour characteristic of a rogue
2.
a roguish or mischievous act
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Word Origin and History for roguery
n.

1590s, from rogue (n.) + -ery.

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