cozenage

[kuhz-uh-nij]
noun
1.
the practice of cozening.
2.
the condition of being cozened.

Origin:
1555–65; cozen + -age

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cozen (ˈkʌzən)
 
vb
to cheat or trick (someone)
 
[C16: cant term perhaps related to cousin]
 
'cozenage
 
n
 
'cozener
 
n

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In particular, there was fraud and cozenage in the law, injustice and oppression.
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