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sharp practice

n. actions by a lawyer using misleading statements to opposing counsel or the court, denial of oral stipulations (agreements between attorneys) previously made, threats, improper use of process, or tricky and/or dishonorable means barely within the law. A consistent pattern of sharp practice may lead to discipline by the state bar association or by the courts.

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Furniture giant MFI was accused yesterday of "sharp practices and misleading shoppers With its sale advertising.
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"I shared the hostility of local people and small businesses towards such sharp practice, and I am glad that it will soon be a thing of the past.
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Avoiding the "sharp practice" that my mentors so disliked will, in my opinion, go a long way toward changing the very negative perception that so many nonlawyers (and lawyers!) have of us.
You're used to cutting edge advice from me - now here's a little sharp practice.
'I want to advise teachers and staff to shun absenteeism, truancy, lateness to duties and others sharp practice capable of affecting their productivity, the standard of education in this area and the state at large.