Definition of "artifice"
  1. A cunning plan culminated with the intention of misleading or cheating someone
How to use "artifice" in a sentence
  1. As a defense, the suspect claimed that the charges against him were just an artifice orchestrated by his competitors.
  2. The lawyers suspected an artifice in the plaintiff's story and decided to scrutinize her claims more closely.
  3. The detective uncovered the artifice behind the staged accident after a thorough investigation.

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