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Fraud meaning

fraud - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick.
  2. 2. An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
  3. 3. A trap or snare.
  4. 4. Intentionally deceiving another person and causing her to suffer a loss. Fraud includes lies and half- truths, such as selling a lemon and claiming " she runs like a dream."
  5. 5. Deceit; deception.

fraud - examples of usage

  1. " Oh, a fraud like the rest of them- at least Henry says so," Cassandra replied. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " I never can make up my mind, Phineas," said he, " whether you're a very wise man or an awful fraud." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. In his heart he knew that he was a fraud; but at least he could say to himself with truth that he had not now the shame of taking Dryfoos's money. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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