What does fraud mean?

Definitions for fraud
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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.

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

How to pronounce fraud?

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How to say fraud in sign language?

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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. Roger Quarles Mills:

    Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud. It is wrapped in the livery of Heaven, but it comes to serve the devil. It comes to regulate by law our appetites and our daily lives. It comes to tear down liberty and build up fanaticism, hypocrisy, and intolerance. It comes to confiscate by legislative decree the property of many of our fellow citizens. It comes to send spies, detectives, and informers into our homes; to have us arrested and carried before courts and condemned to fines and imprisonments. It comes to dissipate the sunlight of happiness, peace, and prosperity in which we are now living and to fill our land with alienations, estrangements, and bitterness. It comes to bring us evil - only evil - and that continually. Let us rise in our might as one and overwhelm it with such indignation that we shall never hear of it again as long as grass grows and water runs.

  2. Richard Andrade:

    There was not a case of voter fraud proven (in Arizona), but yet this proceeded through.

  3. Ken Paxton:

    CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Election officials have a duty to reject mail-in ballot applications from voters who are not entitled to vote by mail. In-person voting is the surest way to maintain the integrity of our elections, prevent voter fraud and guarantee that every voter is who they claim to be.

  4. Deutsche Bank:

    We came to the view it was overblown. It's not a fraud.

  5. Erik Arbuthnot:

    This fraud only worked when people picked up the phone, they had a daughter, and she was not home, but if you are making hundreds of calls, the crime will eventually work.

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Translations for fraud

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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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