conjurer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman conjurour.

Noun[edit]

conjurer (plural conjurers)

  1. One who conjures, a magician.
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[1]
      With his crude potato-sack mask and fear-inducing toxins, The Scarecrow, a “psychopharmacologist” at an insane asylum, acts as a conjurer of nightmares, capable of turning his patients’ most terrifying anxieties against them.
    • 1594 His incivility confirms no less. Good Doctor Pinch, you are a conjurer; Establish him in his true sense again, And I will please you what you will demand. — Shakespeare, A Comedy of Errors, Act 4, Scene 4.
  2. One who performs parlor tricks, sleight of hand.
    • 1893 The man is by trade a conjurer and performer, going round the canteens after nightfall, and giving a little entertainment at each. — Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Crooked Man".
  3. One who conjures; one who calls, entreats, or charges in a solemn manner.
  4. (obsolete) One who conjectures shrewdly or judges wisely; a man of sagacity.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

conjurer

  1. to beseech, to beg
    Je vous en conjure !
    I beseech you!
  2. to ward off
  3. to conspire, to plot, to conjure
  4. (magic) to conjure

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

conjurer

  1. to beseech, to beg

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.