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Defraud Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    defraud v : 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" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, scam, mulct, gyp, con]
Defraud Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Defraud \De*fraud"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defrauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Defrauding.] [L. defraudare; de- + fraudare to cheat, fr. fraus, fraudis, fraud: cf. OF. defrauder. See Fraud.] To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the thing taken or withheld. We have defrauded no man. --2 Cor. vii. 2. Churches seem injured and defrauded of their rights. --Hooker.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Defraud'


According to the Collins English Dictionary 10th Edition fraud can be defined as: "deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage". In the broadest sense, a fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent. The specific legal definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Fraud is a crime, and also a civil law violation. Defrauding people or entities of money or valuables is a common purpose of fraud, but there have also been fraudulent "discoveries", e.g. in science, to gain prestige rather than immediate monetary gain.

A hoax also involves deception, but without the intention of gain, or of damaging or depriving the victim; the intention is often humorous.

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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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    SUPERIOR COURT — A Netcong man will lose his driver's license for six months for attempting to defraud a drug test by having a Visine bottle with clean urine in it, the prosecutor's office said.Mario J. Alcamo, 28, was sentenced by Judge Thomas J. Critchley in Superior Court in Newton on Sept. 12 to the loss of license, which will run concurrent to any o Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
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    SUPERIOR COURT — A Netcong man will lose his driver's license for six months for attempting to defraud a drug test by having a Visine bottle with clean urine in it, the prosecutor's office said.Mario J. Alcamo, 28, was sentenced by Judge Thomas J. Critchley in Superior Court in Newton on Sept. 12 to the loss of license, which will run concurrent to any o Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'

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