cozenage

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

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

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  • 3 cozenage — noun Date: 1583 1. the art or practice of cozening ; fraud 2. an act or an instance of cozening …

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

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

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

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  • 7 cozenage — n. deceit, fraud, swindling …

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  • 8 cozenage — n. Fraud, deceit, artifice, trickery, deception, imposition, imposture, duplicity, guile, double dealing …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 cozenage — coz·en·age …

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

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  • 12 cozenage — /ˈkʌzənɪdʒ/ (say kuzuhnij) noun 1. the practice of cozening. 2. the fact of being cozened. 3. a fraud; a deception …

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  • 13 cozenage — noun a fraudulent business scheme • Syn: ↑scam • Derivationally related forms: ↑cozen, ↑scam (for: ↑scam) • Hypernyms: ↑swindle, ↑ …

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  • 14 deception — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Misrepresentation Nouns 1. (act of deceiving) deception, deceptiveness; falseness, falsehood, untruth; imposition, imposture, misinformation, disinformation; fraud, fraudulence, deceit, deceitfulness,… …

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  • 15 Cosenage — Cos en*age (k?z n ?j), n. See {Cozenage}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 Cousinage — Cous in*age ( ?j), n. [F. cousinage, OF., also, cosinage. Cf. {Cosinage}, {Cozenage}.] Relationship; kinship. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 Stellionate — Stel lion*ate, n. [L. stellionatus cozenage, trickery, fr. stellio a newt, a crafty, knavish person.] (Scots & Roman Law) Any fraud not distinguished by a more special name; chiefly applied to sales of the same property to two different persons,… …

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  • 18 Star Chamber — This article is about the court. For other uses, see Star Chamber (disambiguation). The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of law that sat at the royal Palace of Westminster until 1641. It was made up of Privy Counsellors …

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  • 19 Thieves' cant — or Rogues cant was a secret language (a cant or cryptolect) which was formerly used by thieves, beggars and hustlers of various kinds in Great Britain and to a lesser extent in other English speaking countries. The classic, colourful argot is now …

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  • 20 bamboozle — bamboozlement, n. bamboozler, n. /bam booh zeuhl/, v., bamboozled, bamboozling. v.t. 1. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often fol. by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club …

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