What does fraud mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraud(noun)

    intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(noun)

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  3. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on(noun)

    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Wiktionary

  1. fraud(Noun)

    Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1345, from fraude, from fraus.

  2. fraud(Noun)

    The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1345, from fraude, from fraus.

  3. fraud(Noun)

    A person who performs any such trick.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1345, from fraude, from fraus.

  4. fraud(Verb)

    To defraud

    Etymology: Recorded since 1345, from fraude, from fraus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fraud(noun)

    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

  2. Fraud(noun)

    an intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another

  3. Fraud(noun)

    a trap or snare

Freebase

  1. Fraud

    In criminal law, fraud is intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent, and verb is defraud. Fraud is a crime and a civil law violation, though the specific criminal law definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Defrauding people or entities of money or valuables is a common purpose of fraud. A hoax also involves deception, but without the intention of gain or of damaging or depriving the victim. Fraud is a defense in a civil action for breach of contract or specific performance of a contract. Fraud is a basis for equitable jurisdiction.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fraud

    frawd, n. deceit: imposture: (Milt.) a snare: a deceptive trick: (coll.) a cheat: a fraudulent production.—adj. Fraud′ful, deceptive.—adv. Fraud′fully.—ns. Fraud′ulence, Fraud′ulency.—adj. Fraud′ulent, using fraud: dishonest.—adv. Fraud′ulently.—Fraudulent bankruptcy, a bankruptcy in which the insolvent is accessory, by concealment or otherwise, to the diminution of the funds divisible among his creditors.—Pious fraud, a deception practised with a good end in view: (coll.) a religious humbug. [O. Fr.,—L. fraus, fraudis, fraud.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fraud

    Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fraud

    See Appendix, Articles of War, 60.

Mythology

  1. Fraud

    one of the evil deities, was represented as a goddess with a human face and a serpent’s body, and at the end of her tail was a scorpion’s sting. She lived in the river Cocytus, and nothing but her head was ever seen.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fraud' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4568

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fraud' in Nouns Frequency: #1927

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fraud in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fraud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fraud in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Smiles:

    It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune...

  2. Jonathan Diaz:

    The justification that all of those legislators have cited is that' the public has lost confidence in our election system.' What those legislators are leaving out is their role in creating that lack of confidence, there were no allegations of fraud that were substantiated in the 2020 election.

  3. Jessica Rich:

    Most of what we are doing is bringing actions against fraud, and this is as about as bad as it can get: taking money away from cancer victims.

  4. Ron Johnson:

    Instead of trying to improve communications, Ron Johnson said, it appears ICE and its parent agency, DHS, are trying to root out Ron Johnson source. Ron Johnson believes the whistleblowers could face retribution for the revelation. The federal government has a very poor record of retaliation, we’ve held numerous hearings about this. It is really quite shocking how often the federal government retaliates. But I certainly will not stand for it, and I certainly don’t think this committee will stand for any retribution against those who had the courage to come forward to reveal this incident. Federal law expressly protects federal employees who provide information to Congress. In the Dec. 3 incident, USCIS agents were investigating Marquez for marriage fraud, stemming from his 2014 union with Mariya Chernykh, a Russian national married to Farook’s brother. Rodriguez told Johnson’s committee that it was a mistake for his agency’s San Bernardino office to refuse entry to ICE investigators.

  5. John Cracchiolo:

    Yes, there is voter fraud. We saw it with our own eyes.

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  • تزويرArabic
  • измамник, мошеник, измама, измамиBulgarian
  • frauCatalan, Valencian
  • podvodCzech
  • Betrügerin, Betrug, BetrügerGerman
  • απάτη, απατεώναςGreek
  • trompo, fraudoEsperanto
  • fraudeSpanish
  • شیادی, شیاد, آپارتی, کلاهبرداری, فریب, کلاهبردارPersian
  • petos, huijari, vilppiFinnish
  • svikFaroese
  • imposteur, charlatan, fraudeFrench
  • calaoisIrish
  • רמאותHebrew
  • csalás, szélhámosságHungarian
  • խարդախ, սրիկա, խաբեբայություն, խարդախություն, նենգություն, խաբեբաArmenian
  • fraudoIdo
  • frodi, baratteria, frodeItalian
  • 詐欺, 詐欺師Japanese
  • თაღლითობაGeorgian
  • hara tāwareMāori
  • oplichting, bedrieger, charlatan, fraude, flessentrekkerij, fraudeur, oplichter, vervalser, bedrog, oplichterijDutch
  • bedrageri, svindelNorwegian
  • oszust, oszustwo, wyłudzeniePolish
  • falsidade ideológica, logro, fraudador, fraude, falcatruaPortuguese
  • мошенничество, афера, шулерство, аферист, жульничество, мошенник, жулик, шулерRussian
  • bedrägeri, förfalskning, bedragareSwedish
  • ghashi, sakataSwahili
  • dolandırıcılıkTurkish

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