con game

con game

n. Same as confidence game.
[PJC]

Con`g"

(kN`zh"; E. kn"j; 277), n. [F., leave, permission, fr. L. commeatus a going back and forth, a leave of absence, furlough, fr. commeare, -meatum, to go and come; com- + meare to go. Cf. Permeate.]
[Formerly written congie.]
1. The act of taking leave; parting ceremony; farewell; also, dismissal.
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Should she pay off old Briggs and give her her cong?
Thackeray.
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2. The customary act of civility on any occasion; a bow or a courtesy.
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The captain salutes you with cong profound.
Swift.
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3. (Arch.) An apophyge. Gwilt.
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Cong d'lire () [F., leave to choose] (Eccl.), the sovereign's license or permission to a dean and chapter to choose as bishop the person nominated in the missive.
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