Pronunciation: frạd
n.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.(Law) An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
3.A trap or snare.
To draw the proud King Ahab into fraud.
- Milton.
Constructive fraud
(Law) an act, statement, or omission which operates as a fraud, although perhaps not intended to be such.
Pious fraud
(Ch. Hist.) a fraud contrived and executed to benefit the church or accomplish some good end, upon the theory that the end justified the means.
- Mozley & W.
Statute of frauds
(Law) an English statute (1676), the principle of which is incorporated in the legislation of all the States of this country, by which writing with specific solemnities (varying in the several statutes) is required to give efficacy to certain dispositions of property.
- Wharton.
Noun1.fraud - intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
2.Fraudfraud - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
3.fraud - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
To dream that you are defrauding a person, signifies that you are of lowly character who indulges in degrading pleasures and will deceive and take advantage of others for your own gain. To dream that a fraud has been committed against you, signifies that you feel cheated from what you rightly deserve.abstraction, acting, actor, affectation, affecter, annexation, appearance, appropriation, artfulness, attitudinizing, ballot-box stuffing, bamboozlement, barracuda, bilk, bilker, blagueur, bluff, bluffer, bluffing, boosting, bunco, cardsharping, charlatan, cheater, cheating, chicane, chicanery, clinquant, color, coloring, con artist, con man, confidence man, conversion, conveyance, counterfeit, cozenage, craft, craftiness, credibility gap, deceitfulness, deceiver, defrauder, delusion, diddle, diddling, disguise, dishonesty, disingenuousness, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, dodge, double-dealing, dummy, dupery, duping, duplicity, embezzlement, facade, face, fake, fakement, faker, fakery, faking, false air, false front, false show, falseheartedness, falsity, feigning, feint, filching, fishy transaction, flam, flimflam, flimflammer, forgery, forswearing, four-flushing, fourflusher, frame-up, fraudulence, fraudulency, front, gerrymandering, gilt, gloss, graft, grift, gyp, gyp joint, hanky-panky, hoax, hollow man, hoodwinking, humbug, humbuggery, illicit business, imitation, impersonator, imposition, impostor, insincerity, intrigue, inveigler, junk, knave, liberation, lifting, malingerer, man of straw, mannerist, masquerade, meretriciousness, mock, monkey business, mountebank, ostentation, outward show, paper tiger, paste, performer, perjury, phony, pilferage, pilfering, pinchbeck, pinching, playacting, playactor, poaching, pose, poser, poseur, posing, posture, pretender, pretense, pretension, pretext, put-on, put-up job, quack, quacksalver, quackster, racket, representation, ringer, rip-off, rogue, ruse, saltimbanco, scam, scoundrel, scrounging, seeming, sell, semblance, sham, shammer, shark, sharp practice, sharper, shoddy, shoplifting, show, simulacrum, simulation, snatching, sneak thievery, snitching, speciousness, stealage, stealing, stratagem, straw man, subterfuge, swindler, swindling, swiping, theft, thievery, thieving, tinsel, treachery, trickery, trickster, uncandidness, uncandor, unfrankness, unsincereness, untruthfulness, varnish, whited sepulcher, wile, window dressing
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fraud in fact
fraud in law
fraud in the factum
fraud in the inducement
fraudulent scheme
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