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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

  • South Africans accused of using Alabama bank accounts in illegal rhino hunt scheme
    The owners of a safari company are accused of using bank accounts in Autauga County in their alleged conspiracy to defraud American hunters, money launder and secretly traffic in rhino horns. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Court dismisses claim that AspenBio Pharma CEO intended to defraud
    A lawsuit against Castle Rock-based AspenBio Pharma Inc. and current and former executives has been dismissed by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Sham investment advisor falsely claims Winklevoss ties: prosecutors
    By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - An investment advisor to CEOs was arraigned on Wednesday and charged with scheming to defraud, in part by falsely claiming business relationships with Tyler Winklevoss and others associated with the founding of Facebook, prosecutors said. Appearing in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Arun Ganguly, 37, was accused of being a Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'

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