- fraud [fro:d US fro:d] n[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: fraude, from Latin fraus 'deceiving']1.) [U and C]the crime of deceiving people in order to gain something such as money or goodstax/insurance/credit card etc fraud▪ He's been charged with tax fraud.▪ electoral fraud▪ She was found guilty of fraud.2.)someone or something that is not what it is claimed to be▪ I felt like a fraud.▪ The police exposed the letter as a fraud.
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fraud — n [Latin fraud fraus] 1 a: any act, expression, omission, or concealment calculated to deceive another to his or her disadvantage; specif: a misrepresentation or concealment with reference to some fact material to a transaction that is made with… … Law dictionary
Fraud — • In the common acceptation of the word, an act or course of deception deliberately practised with the view of gaining a wrong and unfair advantage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Fraud Fraud … Catholic encyclopedia
fraud — [frɔːd ǁ frɒːd] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW a method of illegally getting money from a person or organization, often using clever and complicated methods: • Should audits be expected to detect every fraud? • He had a criminal conviction for … Financial and business terms
FRAUD — FRAUD, the prohibition against wronging another in selling or buying property (Lev. 25:14) is one of civil (see Ona ah ) rather than criminal law – although, since it is a negative injunction, its violation by any overt act may result in the… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Fraud — (fr[add]d), n. [F. fraude, L. fraus, fraudis; prob. akin to Skr. dh[=u]rv to injure, dhv[.r] to cause to fall, and E. dull.] 1. Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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Fraud — hat verschiedene Bedeutungen: Fraud griech. Apate oder auch Fraus ist die Göttin der Falschheit aus griech./ röm. Mythologie. Ist das weibliche Pendant von Dolos (/röm. Dolus). Fraud ist ein vom englischen fraud übernommener, in der Fachsprache… … Deutsch Wikipedia
fraud — criminal deception, early 14c., from O.Fr. fraude deception, fraud (13c.), from L. fraudem (nom. fraus) deceit, injury. The noun meaning impostor, humbug is attested from 1850. Pious fraud deception practiced for the sake of what is deemed a good … Etymology dictionary
fraud — Fraud is an abstract concept, to do with criminal deception, but ‘you old fraud’, applied to a person, is a fairly mild way of saying that he is putting on an act of some kind. Use of the expression sometimes implies that the person concerned… … A dictionary of epithets and terms of address
fraud — [n1] trickery, deception artifice, bamboozlement*, blackmail, cheat, chicane, chicanery, con, craft*, deceit, double dealing*, dupery, duping, duplicity, extortion, fake, fast one*, fast shuffle*, flimflam*, fourberie, fraudulence, graft, guile,… … New thesaurus