Syc"o*phan*cy (?), n. [Cf. L. sycophantia deceit, Gr. false accusation.]

The character or characteristic of a sycophant.

Hence: -
  1. False accusation; calumniation; talebearing.
    Bp. Hall.

  2. Obsequious flattery; servility.
    The sycophancy of A. Philips had prejudiced Mr. Addison against Pope.
    Bp. Warburton.


© Webster 1913.

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