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Meaning of FRAUD

Pronunciation:  frod

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  2. [n]  intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
  3. [n]  a person who makes deceitful pretenses

FRAUD is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: dupery, fake, faker, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, put-on, role player, sham, shammer
 See Also: beguiler, cheat, cheat, cheater, chicanery, collateral fraud, constructive fraud, crime, deceiver, election fraud, extrinsic fraud, fraud in fact, fraud in the factum, fraud in the inducement, goldbrick, guile, intrinsic fraud, law-breaking, legal fraud, mail fraud, namedropper, Piltdown hoax, Piltdown man, positive fraud, rig, ringer, shenanigan, slicker, swindle, trickery, trickster, wile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fraud\ (fr[add]d), n. [F. fraude, L. fraus, fraudis;
prob. akin to Skr. dh[=u]rv to injure, dhv[.r] to cause to
fall, and E. dull.]
1. Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an
   unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right
   or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem;
   deceit; trick.

         If success a lover's toil attends, Few ask, if fraud
         or force attained his ends.           --Pope.

2. (Law) An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose
   of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.

3. A trap or snare. [Obs.]

         To draw the proud King Ahab into fraud. --Milton.

{Constructive fraud} (Law), an act, statement, or omission
   which operates as a fraud, although perhaps not intended
   to be such. --Mozley & W.

{Pious fraud} (Ch. Hist.), a fraud contrived and executed to
   benefit the church or accomplish some good end, upon the
   theory that the end justified the means.

{Statute of frauds} (Law), an English statute (1676), the
   principle of which is incorporated in the legislation of
   all the States of this country, by which writing with
   specific solemnities (varying in the several statutes) is
   required to give efficacy to certain dispositions of
   property. --Wharton.

Syn: Deception; deceit; guile; craft; wile; sham; strife;
     circumvention; stratagem; trick; imposition; cheat. See

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are defrauding a person means that you are of lowly character who indulges in degrading pleasures and will deceive and take advantage of others for your own gain. Dreaming that a fraud has been committed against you means that you feel cheated from what you rightly deserve.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A false representation of a matter of fact which is intended to deceive another.
Thesaurus Terms
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