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. Election Officials Dean Logan:

    Broad brush allegations of voter fraud and illegal voting serve only to undermine the public’s trust and confidence in the elections process and run the risk of further deflating voter participation.

  2. Heidi Hubbard:

    There is no fraud if the people handling this business on a day-to-day basis understand and accept the practice that AIG is now challenging.

  3. Eric Schneiderman:

    Insurance fraud costs all New Yorkers, breaking up staged automobile accident rings means safer streets and safer communities.

  4. Daniel Medwed:

    If it turns out these communications related to a crime or fraud, then the privilege claim is not going to fly.

  5. Air Force:

    On June 5, during a passport fraud investigation, the US Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service interviewed an individual claiming to be Barry O'Beirne. After being confronted with inconsistencies about his identity, the individual admitted his true name was William Howard Hughes Jr., and that he deserted from the US Air Force in 1983, capt. Hughes claimed that in 1983 he was depressed about being in the Air Force so he left, created the fictitious identity of O'Beirne and has been living in California ever since.

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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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