artifice, circumvention, craft, design, gimmick, machina, machination, maneuver, means to an end, method, plan, program of action, project, resort, ruse, scheme, setup, stratagem, subtle maneuver, system, trick, wile, working plan, working proposition
(distinguishing mark) noun
badge of office, design, designation, earmark, emblem, ensign, hallmark, identification mark, indicant, inscriptio, insignia, label, mark that designates, sign, symbol, token, trademark
apparatus, appliance, equipment, facility, fixture, gadget, gear, implement, instrument, invention, mechanical aid, tool, utensil
associated concepts: safety device
appliance, artifice, color (deceptive appearance), conduit (channel), contrivance, deception, evasion, expedient, facility (instrumentality), false pretense, hoax, instrument (tool), instrumentality, loophole, maneuver (tactic), maneuver (trick), ploy, project, recourse, resource, scheme, stratagem, subterfuge, token, tool
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.