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cozenage (s) (noun), cozenages (pl)
1. An immoral or corrupt business scheme via the process of hoaxing or fooling someone: The police had been informed of John Brown’s cozenage and so they obtained a warrant for his arrest.
2. An act of persuading people to do something that deprives them of valuable possessions: The famous courtesan, or prostitute, obtained much of her wealth and jewelry with the cozenage of the wealthy old men who came to her establishment.
3. An artifice or deceptive maneuver; the practice of cheating: The river boat gambler obtained great sums of money with his cozenage of the other players.
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