cozenage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The art or practice of cozening.
- An act or example of cozening.
Variant of cozen
transitive verb, intransitive verb
- to cheat; defraud
- to deceive
Origin: ; from Middle English cosin, fraud, trickery ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French cosson, horse-trader ; from Classical Latin cocio, coctio, a broker, dealer
- cozenage noun