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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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To view a copy of the cease and desist order or to join Salt Lake Comic Con's effort to protect Comic Con, click here.
Vedute da noi le vostre lettere scritte ai capi del cons.
BUSINESS: Consult, Prog Mgr/Agcy, Spec Print, Spec Publ SVCS: Cpns, Sweeps CHARGE: Per Project SPEC: Cons, B-to-B, Cat, Fund, Fin Svcs, Publ, Cont Progs INFO: Broc
Staffordshire Moorlands: Con 5172, Lab 4231, Lib Dem 1838.
Since Con Edison will still be delivering the energy to the consumers, if something unforeseen happens to an ESCO, Con Edison will pick up and make sure that the customer never spends a minute without access to their energy.
Siempre trabaja Odebrecht con un socio norteamericano en Estados Unidos?
Approaching the subject interview with the focused goal of obtaining a confession may not prove practical in cases targeting experienced con artists.
Volkswagen, ford, Fiat y General Motors, los principales exportadores del pais, estan respondiendo a una caida del 20% en la exportacion de autos durante el primer semestre de 2002, en comparacion con el mismo periodo del ano pasado.
If you are but one of a cluster at the end, Con Edison will help by going around and trying to pick off the entire group through marketing efforts - and your Conversion Cost Incentive will be reflective of where you are, and whether or not your whole cluster exits the DC system.
Las clausulas de arbitraje merecen ser tratadas con sumo cuidado en cualquier contrato internacional de negocios para asegurar que constituyan un mecanismo efectivo para la resolucion de disputas.
The Con Edison spokesperson said the increase was actually filed with the PSC in September 1997, but was merely noted in a paragraph that annotated other changes with regard to deregulation.