Cozen

Definition of Cozen

Coz´en   Pronunciation: k?z´'n
v. t.1.To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
[imp. & p. p. Cozened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cozening (-'n-?ng). ]
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.
v. i.1.To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
Some cogging, cozening slave.
- Shak.

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