cozenage


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to cozenage: cozeners

coz·en·age

 (kŭz′ə-nĭj)
n.
1. The art or practice of cozening.
2. An act or example of cozening.

coz•en•age

(ˈkʌz ə nɪdʒ)

n.
1. the practice of cozening.
2. the condition of being cozened.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cozenage - a fraudulent business schemecozenage - a fraudulent business scheme  
swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
References in periodicals archive ?
As Clotpoll puts it, the mountebank "sowed so much seed of knavery and cozenage here, that 'tis feared 'twill never out" (1.
Thus, it is assumed that Judas remains present and continues to be a deceptive character as his pledge of loyalty is part of his ongoing cozenage.
THROUGH THE contrivance and cunning of stock jobbers there hath been brought in such a complication of knavery and cozenage, such a mystery of iniquity, and such an unintelligible jargon of terms to involve it in, as were never known in any other age or country.