1. a pickpocket [the dependence on sleight of hand].
|Alchemist I i: Cow-herd. Conjuror. Cutpurse. Witch. O me!|
2. (UK Und.) a trial judge; go before the conjuror, to be tried at the assize [what he ‘pulls out of his hat’ is a sentence].
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Fortune teller, or cunning man, a judge, who tells every prisoner his fortune, lot, or doom; to go before the fortune teller, lambskin man, or conjuror, to be tried at an assize.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn).|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|