nStellionate(Scots & Roman Law) Any fraud not distinguished by a more special name; -- chiefly applied to sales of the same property to two different persons, or selling that for one's own which belongs to another, etc.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nstellionateIn Scots and civil law, a word used to denote all such crimes in which fraud is an ingredient as have no special names to distinguish them, and are not defined by any written law.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stellionatus, cozenage, trickery, fr. stellio, a newt, a crafty, knavish person