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conjurer

[kon-jer-er, kuhn- for 1, 2; kuh n-joo r-er for 3] /ˈkɒn dʒər ər, ˈkʌn- for 1, 2; kənˈdʒʊər ər for 3/
noun
1.
a person who conjures spirits or practices magic; magician.
2.
a person who practices legerdemain; juggler.
3.
a person who solemnly charges or entreats.
Also, conjuror.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-1350; Middle English; see conjure, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for conjurer

conjuror

/ˈkʌndʒərə/
noun
1.
a person who practises conjuring, esp for people's entertainment
2.
a person who practises magic; sorcerer
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Word Origin and History for conjurer
n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French conjurour, Old French conjureur "conjurer, magician, exorcist," from Latin coniurator, from coniurare (see conjure).

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