fraud(fraud)

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Pronunciation:/frôd, /

noun

  • wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain:he was convicted of fraudprosecutions for social security frauds
  • a person or thing intended to deceive others , typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities:mediums exposed as tricksters and frauds

 

Derivatives

fraudster

noun

 

Origin:

Middle English: from Old French fraude, from Latin fraus, fraud- ‘deceit, injury’

Meaning

act »action »wrongdoing »deception

Subject

Society »Crime

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