Fraud

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The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.
  • n. A piece of trickery; a trick.
  • n. One that defrauds; a cheat.
  • n. One who assumes a false pose; an impostor.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.
  • n. The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
  • n. A person who performs any such trick.
  • v. To defraud
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. 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.
  • n. An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
  • n. A trap or snare.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. An act or course of deception deliberately practised with the view of gaining a wrong or unfair advantage; deceit; trick; an artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured.
  • n. Specifically, in law, an artifice employed by one person for the purpose of deceiving another, to the prejudice of his right; the causing or making use of the error of another for the attainment of an illegal object.
  • n. A position artfully contrived to work damage or prejudice; a snare.
  • n. A deceiver; a cheat; a pretender; also, a fraudulent production; something intended to deceive.
  • n. A person who talks piously, but is not pious at heart; a religious humbug.
  • To cheat; defraud.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  • n. intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
  • n. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  • Synonym
    Words with the same meaning
    wile    cheat    deception    circumvention    craft    stratagem    sham    guile    imposition    trick   
    Rhyme
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Claud    Claude    Laud    Maud    Maude    Saud    abroad    applaud    aud    awed   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    theft    falsehood    corruption    injustice    deceit    crime    conspiracy    treason    dishonesty    forgery