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KNAVE. A false, dishonest, or deceitful person. This signification of the
word has arisen by a long perversion of its original meaning.
2. To call a man a knave has been held to be actionable. 1 Rolle's Ab. 52; 1 Freem. 277.,
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.