What does fraud mean?

Definitions for fraud
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fraudnoun

    intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playernoun

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

  3. fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-onnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. fraudnoun

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

  2. fraudnoun

    The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.

  3. fraudnoun

    A person who performs any such trick.

  4. fraudverb

    To defraud

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRAUDnoun

    Deceit; cheat; trick; artifice; subtility; stratagem.

    Etymology: fraus, Latin; fraude, Fr.

    None need the frauds of sly Ulysses fear. John Dryden, Æn.

    If success a lover’s toil attends,
    Who asks if force or fraud obtain’d his ends. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Fraud

    In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.A hoax is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.

ChatGPT

  1. fraud

    Fraud refers to the dishonest and deceptive practices carried out by an individual or an organization with the intention of illegally obtaining money, assets, services, or personal information from others. It typically involves misrepresentation, concealment, or manipulation of facts or information for personal gain, usually leading to financial or non-financial harm to the victims. Fraud can take various forms, such as identity theft, insurance fraud, credit card fraud, pyramid schemes, falsifying financial statements, or manipulating transactions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fraudnoun

    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. Fraudnoun

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

  3. Fraudnoun

    a trap or snare

Wikidata

  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.

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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. Ted Cruz:

    The allegations of somehow fraud -- the last I checked, passing on news stories about breaking news that is true and accurate is, and should, be part of the democratic process. And all of the rest of it is just silly noise.

  2. Allison Herren Lee:

    Returning this authority to the division’s experienced senior officers ... helps to ensure that investigative staff can work effectively to protect investors in an era when the pace of fraud – like the pace of markets themselves – is ever more rapid.

  3. Ken Welch:

    He had national news conferences, and spoke on Fox News, to announce that Donald Trump was a fraud, he was a lousy business man. He's a' Never Trumper,'.

  4. David Lee Denton:

    So perhaps in a fraud investigation, one business might want to report their competitors for engaging in fraudulent business practices, and that would be a factor that might give an agent reasonable suspicion for a border search.

  5. Fox News:

    I was doing all the due diligence that I could to figure out if there was any systemic fraud in that election, and the answer every day was no. We never could find any fraud. We could never find any secret tidbit that could help us find out if the election was rigged, because it wasn't.

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Translations for fraud

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  • تزويرArabic
  • измами, измамник, измама, мошеникBulgarian
  • frauCatalan, Valencian
  • podvodCzech
  • Betrug, Betrügerin, BetrügerGerman
  • απάτη, απατεώναςGreek
  • fraudo, trompoEsperanto
  • fraudeSpanish
  • کلاهبردار, فریب, کلاهبرداری, آپارتی, شیادی, شیادPersian
  • vilppi, huijari, petosFinnish
  • svikFaroese
  • imposteur, charlatan, fraudeFrench
  • calaoisIrish
  • רמאותHebrew
  • csalás, szélhámosságHungarian
  • խարդախ, խաբեբայություն, սրիկա, նենգություն, խարդախություն, խաբեբաArmenian
  • fraudoIdo
  • baratteria, frodi, frodeItalian
  • 詐欺, 詐欺師Japanese
  • თაღლითობაGeorgian
  • hara tāwareMāori
  • bedrog, oplichterij, vervalser, fraudeur, oplichting, bedrieger, charlatan, oplichter, fraude, flessentrekkerijDutch
  • svindel, bedrageriNorwegian
  • wyłudzenie, oszust, oszustwoPolish
  • logro, fraudador, falcatrua, falsidade ideológica, fraudePortuguese
  • мошенник, мошенничество, афера, шулерство, аферист, шулер, жульничество, жуликRussian
  • bedragare, förfalskning, bedrägeriSwedish
  • ghashi, sakataSwahili
  • dolandırıcılıkTurkish
  • 欺诈罪Chinese

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