- 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
Examples from the Web for conjuror
Contemporary Examples of conjuror
He called him variously “a conjuror,” “a magician,” and “a false prophet.”How I Hid Salman Rushdie During the Fatwa
February 9, 2009
Historical Examples of conjuror
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
late 14c., from Anglo-French conjurour, Old French conjureur "conjurer, magician, exorcist," from Latin coniurator, from coniurare (see conjure).