[kon-jer-er, kuhn- for 1, 2; kuh n-joo r-er for 3]
- a person who conjures spirits or practices magic; magician.
- a person who practices legerdemain; juggler.
- a person who solemnly charges or entreats.
Origin of conjurer
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Examples from the Web for conjurer
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
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
Word Origin and History for conjurer
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