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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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'Defraud' example sentence in quotations

* 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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  • Denver lawyer sentenced to 18 months in tax fraud conspiracy
    A former Denver attorney who pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison earlier this week for costing the Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Bowie County commissioners appoint new Justice of the Peace
    Bowie County officials took another step Monday in cutting ties with Patrick James, the county Justice of the Peace indicted on trying to defraud the government while working at Red River Army Depot. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Fraudsters using my name on Facebook –Lagos CP
    The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Cornelius Aderanti, says fraudsters are using his name on Facebook and other social networks to defraud members of the public. He, therefore, warned Lagosians to be wary of such people. The CP said the modus operandi of the fraudsters was to communicate with members of the public...  [Read More...] Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'

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