Translation of "contrivance" - English-Spanish dictionary

contrivance

noun uk /kənˈtraɪ.vəns/ us /kənˈtraɪ.vəns/ formal

the act of contriving something

artimaña, reta
disapproving Because of the timing, I’m sure the salary freeze is a deliberate contrivance, not a coincidence.
I think the meeting happened more by contrivance than chance.

(Translation of “contrivance” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)