stellionate

stellionate

[stel-yuh-nit, -neyt]
noun Civil Law, Scots Law.
any crime of unspecified class that involves fraud, especially one that involves the selling of the same property to different people.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin stelliōnātus deceit, underhandedness, equivalent to stelliōn- (stem of stelliō) lizard, crafty person + -ātus -ate3

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