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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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Defraud Sample Sentences in News

  • Ex-CEO Admits Role in Scheme to Defraud Government
    Ex-CEO of New Jersey firm admits role in scheme to defraud government on overseas projects Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Ex-CEO admits role in scheme to defraud US gov't
    TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — The former president and CEO of a New Jersey-based engineering consulting firm pleaded guilty Friday to leading a conspiracy that reaped tens of millions of dollars by overcharging the U.S. government for reconstruction projects overseas, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Two charged in $14.6M scheme to defraud Rite Aid
    A former executive for Rite Aid Corp. and a New Jersey businessman have been charged in connection with a $14.6 million, surplus inventory-sales kickback scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'

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