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FRAUD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fraud mean? 

FRAUD (noun)
  The noun FRAUD has 3 senses:

1. intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
3. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

  Familiarity information: FRAUD used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FRAUD (noun)


Sense 1fraud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("fraud" is a kind of...):

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fraud"):

cheat; rig; swindle (the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme)

intrinsic fraud (fraud (as by use of forged documents or false claims or perjury) that misleads a court or jury and induces a finding for the one perpetrating the fraud)

fraud in the inducement (fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts)

fraud in the factum (fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract)

fraud in fact; positive fraud (actual deceit; concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent to cause injury to another)

collateral fraud; extrinsic fraud (fraud that prevents a party from knowing their rights or from having a fair opportunity of presenting them at trial)

constructive fraud; legal fraud (comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence)

election fraud (misrepresentation or alteration of the true results of an election)

mail fraud (use of the mails to defraud someone)

identity theft (the co-option of another person's personal information (e.g., name, Social Security number, credit card number, passport) without that person's knowledge and the fraudulent use of such knowledge)

barratry ((maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo)


Sense 2fraud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who makes deceitful pretenses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pseudo; impostor; imposter; role player; faker; pseud; sham; pretender; fraud; fake; shammer

Hypernyms ("fraud" is a kind of...):

beguiler; cheat; cheater; deceiver; slicker; trickster (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fraud"):

name dropper (someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends)

ringer (a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses)


Sense 3fraud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dupery; hoax; put-on; fraudulence; humbug; fraud

Hypernyms ("fraud" is a kind of...):

chicane; chicanery; guile; shenanigan; trickery; wile (the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fraud"):

goldbrick (anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless)


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