From cozen + -age.
cozenage (plural cozenages)
- The fact or practice of cozening; cheating, deception.
- An instance of cozening; a scam.
- John Suckling
- When I receive your lines, my dear Princess, and find there expressions of a passion; though reason and my own immerit tell me, it must not be for me; yet is the cozenage so pleasing to me […]