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Defraud Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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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  • Ex Steals from Mom and Child While Attempting to Defraud Operator; SubscriberWise: Child Exploitation, Identity Theft ...
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  • Pa. accountant gets 40 months for conspiracy
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania accountant has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud a financial services company that was targeted for takeover by an organized crime family. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Fraudster spared from community service
    A man who helped defraud the North Shore City Council of hundreds of thousands of dollars has had part of his sentence quashed by the Court of Appeal. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'

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