stellionate


stellionate
\\ˈstelyənə̇t, -ˌnāt, usu -d.+V\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Late Latin stellionatus, from Latin stellion-, stellio crafty person (literally, a lizard marked with star-shaped spots, from stella star) + -atus -ate
Roman, civil, & Scots law : a fraud not distinguished by a more special name; especially : a sale of the same property to different persons or the sale of something as one's own which belongs to another

Useful english dictionary. 2012.