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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cozen  \Coz"en\  (k?z"'n),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cozened}  (-'nd); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cozening}  (-'n-?ng).  ]  [From  cousin,  hence 
  literally,  to  deceive  through  pretext  of  relationship,  F. 
  cousiner.] 
  To  cheat;  to  defraud;  to  beguile;  to  deceive,  usually  by 
  small  arts,  or  in  a  pitiful  way 
 
  He  had  cozened  the  world  by  fine  phrases.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Children  may  be  cozened  into  a  knowledge  of  the 
  letters.  --Locke. 
 
  Goring  loved  no  man  so  well  but  that  he  would  cozen 
  him  and  expose  him  to  public  mirth  for  having  been 
  cozened.  --Clarendon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cozen  \Coz"en\,  v.  i. 
  To  deceive;  to  cheat;  to  act  deceitfully. 
 
  Some  cogging,  cozening  slave.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cozen 
  v  1:  be  false  to  be  dishonest  with  [syn:  {deceive},  {lead  on},  {delude}] 
  2:  act  with  artful  deceit 
  3:  cheat  or  trick;  "He  cozened  the  money  out  of  the  old  man" 




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