Cosening
Cosening Cos"en*ing, n. (O. Eng. Law) Anything done deceitfully, and which could not be properly designated by any special name, whether belonging to contracts or not. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

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  • cosening — /kszfejnin/ In old English law, an offense, mentioned in the old books, where anything was done deceitfully, whether belonging to contracts or not, which could not be properly termed by any special name. The same as the stellionatus of the civil… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cosening — /kszfejnin/ In old English law, an offense, mentioned in the old books, where anything was done deceitfully, whether belonging to contracts or not, which could not be properly termed by any special name. The same as the stellionatus of the civil… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cosening — Same as cozening …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • affront — [ afrɔ̃ ] n. m. • v. 1560; de affronter « couvrir de honte » en a. fr. ♦ Offense faite publiquement avec la volonté de marquer son mépris et de déshonorer ou humilier. ⇒ avanie, humiliation, offense, outrage. « Achève, et prends ma vie après un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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