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conjurer

or conjuror

[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.
Origin of conjurer
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-1350; See origin at conjure, -er1
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  • A conjurer must have his time, like a straggling priest in the settlements.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • To secure such power, Hugh, the conjurer, ate the flesh of eagles.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • The conjurer is employed to work his charms to keep off the evil ones.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • Holmes stood before us with the air of a conjurer who is performing a trick.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She was not a conjurer of words so much as a magician in sensibility.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • It was that the widow meant to consult the conjurer that very night.

  • I understood he was a conjurer, or an entertainer, or something of that kind.

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • In her hut was a litter of pups, and as she was a conjurer, she said to them, "Grow up at once."

    A Treasury of Eskimo Tales Clara Kern Bayliss
  • You informed me that the conjurer was dead, and then you asked me for my ring.

  • He was known for miles as a successful "conjurer" and giver of "hands."

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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