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.

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

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.

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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. Ken Paxton:

    ( Attorney General Ken Paxton) wants to create a narrative of widespread voter fraud. We don't think this is a case that should gotten to this point.

  2. Richard Weber:

    This really is the World Cup of fraud, and today we are issuing FIFA a red card.

  3. Richard Hasen:

    Most of these changes are unnecessary to make voting more efficient or to prevent fraud, which is quite rare in our elections, these measures are political and are being passed on a partisan basis for partisan reasons.

  4. Olga Akselrod:

    There's a real question as to whether there are in fact other, more accessible processes that states could be adopting that could address concerns about fraud without adopting a technology that is known to be biased and have other serious civil rights implications.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Invested Rs.30000 in Mutual Fund in year 2006, got total Rs.2500 @ four installments so total Rs 10000 in last 25 years and today its current value Rs.24670. This mutual fund is a big loss and client fooling tactics. Fund manager would have made a lot of money by selling and buying during this period but clients gets nothing rather loss given the value of money. SIP is a further big 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

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