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stellionate

[stel-yuh-nit, -neyt] /ˈstɛl yə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
noun, Civil 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
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin stelliōnātus deceit, underhandedness, equivalent to stelliōn- (stem of stelliō) lizard, crafty person + -ātus -ate3
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