cozenage

noun
coz·​en·​age | \ ˈkəz-nij How to pronounce cozenage (audio) , ˈkə-zə- \

Definition of cozenage

1 : the art or practice of cozening : fraud
2 : an act or an instance of cozening

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Examples of cozenage in a Sentence

through cozenage and flattery, the art dealer coaxed the unwary into selling their family treasures for a song

First Known Use of cozenage

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cozenage was in 1583

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“Cozenage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cozenage. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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