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See also: frauð
- (UK) IPA(key): /fɹɔːd/
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- (US) enPR: frôd, IPA(key): /fɹɔd/
- (cot–caught merger, Inland Northern American) enPR: frŏd, IPA(key): /fɹɑd/
- Rhymes: -ɔːd
- (law) The crime of stealing or otherwise illegally obtaining money by use of deception tactics.
- Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.
- The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
- A person who performs any such trick.
- (obsolete) A trap or snare.
- 1671, John Milton, “The First Book”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398:
- to draw the proud King Ahab into fraud
- insurance fraud
- mail fraud
- pious fraud
- wire fraud
an act of deception
assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end
one who performs fraud
defraud — see defraud
- false billing
- false advertising
- identity theft
- predatory lending
- white-collar crime
- (pre-1938) alternative form of