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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coz·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cozened p. pr. & vb. n. Cozening ]  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.