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conjurer

or con·ju·ror

[kon-jer-er, kuhn- for 1, 2; kuh n-joo r-er for 3]
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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.
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Origin of conjurer

Middle English word dating back to 1300–1350; see origin at conjure, -er1
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Examples from the Web for conjurer

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Holmes stood before us with the air of a conjurer who is performing a trick.

  • She was not a conjurer of words so much as a magician in sensibility.

    Adventures in the Arts

    Marsden Hartley


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).

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