defraud


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Related to defraud: forge, fraudulence, incontinency

Defraud

To make a Misrepresentation of an existing material fact, knowing it to be false or making it recklessly without regard to whether it is true or false, intending for someone to rely on the misrepresentation and under circumstances in which such person does rely on it to his or her damage. To practice Fraud; to cheat or trick. To deprive a person of property or any interest, estate, or right by fraud, deceit, or artifice.

Intent to defraud means an intention to deceive another person, and to induce such other person, in reliance upon such deception, to assume, create, transfer, alter, or terminate a right, obligation, or power with reference to property.

defraud

v. to use deceit, falsehoods, or trickery to obtain money, an object, rights or anything of value belonging to another. (See: fraud)

defraud

verb befool, beguile, bilk, cheat, cheat out of money, circumscribere, commit breach of trust, cozen, deceive, defraudare, delude, deprive dishonestly, dupe, embezzle, fleece, fool, hoax, inveigle, levant, mislead, mulct, obtain money on false pretenses, peculate, practice chicanery, practice fraud upon, swindle, take advantage of, take by fraud, take in, trick
Associated concepts: conspiracy to defraud, intent to deeraud, use of mails to defraud
See also: betray, bilk, cheat, circumvent, corrupt, deceive, defalcate, delude, dupe, embezzle, ensnare, evade, fake, hoodwink, illude, inveigle, mislabel, mislead, misrepresent, overreach, palter, peculate, prevaricate, purloin

defraud

to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc., from a person by FRAUD; cheat.
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Gartside was cleared of conspiracy to defraud, forgery, cheating the public revenue and two counts of perverting the course of justice.
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You shall not bear false witness, you shall not defraud.
Morgan Stanley's repeated failures to produce e-mails were the proverbial final straw for Judge Elizabeth Maas, who issued a pretrial ruling that Morgan Stanley had conspired with Sunbeam to defraud Perelman.
Spitzer's suit alleged the world's largest insurance broker constructed elaborate schemes to rig bids, defraud clients and indulge in "kickbacks" that came in the form of market service and contingent-commission agreements.
A furniture buyer from Birmingham appeared in court yesterday accused of taking bribes in an alleged phantom trading racket to defraud Ikea of pounds 7 million.
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