scheme


scheme
scheme n
1: a combination of elements (as statutes or regulations) that are connected, adjusted, and integrated by design: a systematic plan or program
an administrative inspection scheme
2: a crafty, unethical, or fraudulent project
a scheme to defraud investors

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

scheme
I noun arrangement, cabal, consilium, contrivance, course of action, delineation, design, device, enterprise, machination, maneuver, method, operation, order, organization, plan, plot, policy, procedure, program of action, project, ratio, schedule, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, system, tactics associated concepts: conspiracy II verb arrange, be cunning, cabal, calculate, chart, collude, complot, compose, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, design, devise, diagram, engineer, excogitate, fabricate, fashion, frame, hatch, have designs, improvise, intrigue, invent, lay a plan, machinate, make arrangements, maneuver, manipulate, map, map out, organize, outline, plan, plot, predesign, predetermine, premeditate, prepare, project, ratio, think ahead, think out, weave a plot, work out, work up associated concepts: collude, conspire III index agenda, arrangement (plan), artifice, avenue (means of attainment), blueprint, cabal, campaign, circumvent, codification, connivance, connive, conspiracy, conspire, contrivance, contrive, course, design (intent), device (contrivance), devise (invent), direction (course), endeavor, enterprise (undertaking), expedient, forethought, form (arrangement), frame (formulate), goal, hoax, intend, intent, machination, maneuver (tactic), maneuver (trick), maneuver, mode, organization (structure), plan (noun), plan (verb), platform, plot (secret plan), plot, ploy, policy (plan of action), practice (procedure), procedure, process (course), program, project, proposal (suggestion), proposition, prospectus, racket, ruse, stratagem, strategy, suggestion, system

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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