[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 conjuror
He called him variously “a conjuror,” “a magician,” and “a false prophet.”How I Hid Salman Rushdie During the Fatwa
February 9, 2009
Not he—he's no conjuror: many's the dozen tricks I played him afore now.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
He was the only conjuror, the real one, a worthy descendant of the magicians of old.
At Ems I shall not be a conjuror: but I never part with my box.
At those words, the scene changed as if by the wand of a conjuror.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
But still, Riccabocca was said to be a Papist, and suspected to be a conjuror.
- a person who practises conjuring, esp for people's entertainment
- a person who practises magic; sorcerer
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Word Origin and History for conjuror
late 14c., from Anglo-French conjurour, Old French conjureur "conjurer, magician, exorcist," from Latin coniurator, from coniurare (see conjure).
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