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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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Defraud Sample Sentences in News

  • Court hears of Lew's conspiracy over oil-field deal
    Businessman Lew Mon-hung allegedly conspired with two women to defraud the Hong Kong stock exchange over a multimillion-dollar deal to buy natural gas fields in the United States, gaining benefits akin to money laundering, a court heard yesterday. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Farmers find unique ways to defraud federal insurance plans
    A handful of farmers have found creative ways to defraud federal farm programs in recent years, including two brothers from North Dakota who were recently convicted for intentionally destroying potatoes ... Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Roach found guilty of defrauding, stealing from 'Boxes for Heroes' donors
    Editor's note: This story has been corrected to clarify the sentencing and fine ranges that Frank Roach faces.  After 6 hours of deliberating, a jury found “Boxes for Heroes” founder Frank Roach guilty of nine counts of scheming to defraud and theft via his nonprofit organization Alaska Veterans Outreach Boxes for Heroes. read more Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'

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