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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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L'andera parte, che fatto venite dimane mattina il Podesta di quella Terra al Tribunal di li Capi di questo Cons.o gli sia in nome di esso fatto intendere, che non permetti a modo alcuno, che si continui a recitar comedie in essa Terra, er che licentij immediate li comedianti, che le recitano, intimandogli, che obediscano, sotto le pene statuite dalle leggi nostre contra quelli, che le recitavano in questa Citta.
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BURTONWOOD AND WINWICK: VM Allen (Con),A T Dodd (Lib Dem),M J Hooper (Lib Dem),J Joyce (Lab),T P O'Neill(Lab).
Warwick & Leamington: Con 7996, Lab 4747, Lib Dem 2449.
Con Edison's PowerYourWay was established in 1998 following the 1995 decision by the New York Public Service Commission to have investor-owned utilities restructure their retail and wholesale plans.
Brandwood Catharine Grundy (Lab) Iftkhar Hussain (Con) Anthony Leydon (Lib Dem) Matthew Paterson (Green)
W ith adequate preparation and patience by the investigator, the subject interview of a con artist will provide such a pattern.
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Although DC power was brought into New York in 1898, Con Edison has actually been thinking of eliminating the service since the 1950's, said DiCapua, who is also a senior vice president of Atco Properties & Management.
Sun Trust y Harris Bank, y otros menores-- abren cuentas con la nueva indentificacion.
GALLEY COMMON - Bryan John Grant (Con), Mark Maxwell Grant (Con), Robin William Hood (Lab), Maurice Kedwards (Lab).
"The whole utility industry and all the utility customers are anxious to see the package," said Richard Mulieri, a Con Edison spokesperson.