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- A method of cheating somebody by winning their confidence and inducing them to hand over money (or other valuables).
- 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, Penguin, published 2010, page 558:
- He was telling northern Europeans that some of the devotions which most deeply satisfied them […] were nothing but clerical confidence tricks.
con game — see con game