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Con

A prefix meaning with or together. A slang abbreviation for confidence, as in con man or con game. To con someone is to deceive or take advantage of a person through Fraud or trickery after winning the person's confidence. Con is also used as a slang abbreviation for convict, as in ex-con to mean someone previously incarcerated. An abbreviation for contra, which means against. To show the pros and cons of a particular issue means to present arguments or evidence on both sides.

See: contra, deception, peruse, read
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Clearwater Industries leased 4,000 s/f of space at 415 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, Conn.
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But Sheriff Dickson roared across the courtroom and demanded Conn step back into the dock.
7 million was arranged for Bright Horizons Child Day Care Center in Wilton, Conn.
Amy Simon Fine Arts has signed a 3,200 s/f renewal lease at 141 Post Road East in Westport, Conn.
Suzy Cream Cheese has signed a 955 s/f lease at 1330 Post East in Westport, Conn.
has signed a 1,800 s/f lease at 397 Post Road in Darien, Conn.