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- defraude (obsolete)
- (transitive) To obtain money or property from (a person) by fraud; to swindle.
- 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter II, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC:
- I had never defrauded a man of a farthing, nor called him knave behind his back. But now the last rag that covered my nakedness had been torn from me. I was branded a blackleg, card-sharper, and murderer.
- (archaic) To deprive.
- 1872, William Goodell, “On Conjugal Onanism and Kindred Sins”, in Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery, volume 9, page 63:
- She is sinned against, because she is defrauded of her rights (i.e. sexual satisfaction).
to obtain money or property by fraud