KJV Dictionary Definition: artifice


'ARTIFICE, n. L. artificium, from ars, art, and facio, to make.

1. Stratagem; an artful or ingenious device, in a good or bad sense. In a bad sense, it corresponds with trick, or fraud.

2. Art; trade; skill acquired by science or practice. Rarely used.


ARTIF'ICER, n. L. artifex, from ars, and facio.

1. An artist; a mechanic or manufacturer; one whose occupation requires skill or knowledge of a particular kind; as a silversmith, or sadler.

2. One who makes or contrives; an inventor; as an artificer of fraud or lies.

3. A cunning, or artful fellow. not used.