noun Date: 1583 1. the art or practice of cozening ; fraud 2. an act or an instance of cozening

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  • Cozenage — Coz en*age ( [asl]j), n. [See {Cozen}, and cf. {Cousinage}.] The art or practice of cozening; artifice; fraud. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cozenage — index artifice, bad faith, deceit, deception, dishonesty, false pretense, fraud, hoax, indirection ( …   Law dictionary

  • cozenage — /kuz euh nij/, n. 1. the practice of cozening. 2. the condition of being cozened. [1555 65; COZEN + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cozenage — noun /ˈkʌzənɪdʒ/ a) The fact or practice of cozening; cheating, deception. b) An instance of cozening; a scam …   Wiktionary

  • cozenage — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. plot, swindle, treachery; see deception 1 , trick 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • cozenage — n. deceit, fraud, swindling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cozenage — n. Fraud, deceit, artifice, trickery, deception, imposition, imposture, duplicity, guile, double dealing …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cozenage — n deception, deceit, trickery; hoaxing, deluding, fooling, hoodwinking; swindling, fraudulen cy, misrepresentation, chichanery, pettifoggery, Inf. hocus pocus, Inf. hanky panky; double dealing, circumvention, bluffing, feinting, Inf. pulling the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cozenage — coz·en·age …   English syllables

  • cozenage — coz•en•age [[t]ˈkʌz ə nɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) the practice of cozening 2) the condition of being cozened • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

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