cozenage

noun coz·en·age \ ˈkəz-nij , ˈkə-zə- \

Definition of cozenage

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

Examples of cozenage in a Sentence

  1. 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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