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  • deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

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Defraud Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Fraud (or defrauding) is a crime in which someone tricks somebody else into giving them something, especially money or a valuable object, for less than it is worth. A fraud can also mean somebody who does such tricks. Fraudulent is the word used to describe something that is fraud, or is causing fraud. To defraud someone is to commit a fraud against them.



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* For Scripture is the school of the Holy Spirit, in which, as nothing is omitted that is both necessary and useful to know, so nothing is taught but what is expedient to know. Therefore we must guard against depriving believers of anything disclosed about predestination in Scripture, lest we seem either wickedly to defraud them of the blessing of their God or to accuse and scoff at the Holy Spirit for having published what it is in any way profitable to suppress. - John Calvin


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  • Former EPISD official Myrna Gamboa pleads guilty
    Former El Paso Independent School District administrator Myrna Gamboa has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, a charge stemming from the cheating scandal that sought to artificially raise the district's test scores. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Mangalore: Tricksters defraud bank customer, swindle money from account
    You have characters left. Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • News: Leeds Grand fraud investigation sees two men charged
    Two men have been charged with conspiring to defraud the financially troubled Leeds Grand Theatre out of more than £178,000. Peter Alp, 54 from Kent, and Dean Oates, 45, from York, will appear at Leeds… Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'

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