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From Middle English fraudulent, from Old French fraudulent, from Latin fraudulentus, from fraus.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɹɔː.dʒʊ.lənt/, /ˈfɹɔː.djʊ.lənt/, /ˈfɹɔː.dʒə.lənt/, /ˈfɹɔː.djə.lənt/, /ˈfɹɔːdʒ.lənt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɹɔ.d͡ʒə.lənt/, /ˈfɹɑd͡ʒ.lənt/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈfɹɑ.d͡ʒə.lənt/, /ˈfɹɑd͡ʒ.lənt/
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fraudulent (comparative more fraudulent, superlative most fraudulent)
- Dishonest; based on fraud or deception.
- 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, London: William Stansbye, published 1622, book III, page 98:
- Secondly, Philoſophy which we are warned not to take heed of : not that Philoſophy, which is true & found knowledge attained by naturall diſcourſe of reaſon ; but that Philoſophy which to bolſter hereſie or error, caſteth a fraudulent ſhew of reaſon vpon things which are indeed vnreaſonable, & by that meane as by a ſtratageme ſpoyleth the ſimple which are not able to withſtand ſuch cunning.
- a. 1729, Samuel Clarke, “The Reward of Justice”, in The Works of Samuel Clarke, volume II, London: J. and P. Knapton, published 1738, page 191:
- The only reaſon, why men are not always ſufficiently ſenſible of This ; ſo that Many, who are very Juſt in their Dealings between Man and Man, will yet be very fraudulent or rapacious with regard to the Publick ; is becauſe, in this latter caſe, ’tis not ſo obviouſly and immediately apparent uppon Whom the Injury falls, as it is in the caſe of Private Wrongs.
- 1827, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “Machiavelli”, in Critical and Historical Essays: Contributed to The Edinburgh Review, new edition, volume I, London: Printed for Longman et al., published 1850, page 28:
- One writer gravely assures us that Maurice of Saxony learned all his fraudulent policy from that execrable volume [The Prince].
- False, phony.
- He tried to pass a fraudulent check.
- See also Thesaurus:deceptive
- See also Thesaurus:fake
- fraudulent claim
- fraudulent practice
- fraudulent transfer
- fraudulent scheme
- fraudulent transaction
- fraudulent document
- fraudulent intent
- fraudulent misrepresentation
- fraudulent act
- fraudulent action
- fraudulent mortgage
- fraudulent check
- fraudulent conveyance
- fraudulent accounting
- fraudulent bankruptcy
- fraudulent reporting
dishonest; based on fraud or deception
From Latin fraudulentus.
fraudulent (feminine fraudulenta, masculine plural fraudulents, feminine plural fraudulentes)
- “fraudulent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “fraudulent”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2023
- “fraudulent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “fraudulent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
From Middle French fraudulent, itself borrowed from Latin fraudulentus.
- English: fraudulent
- “fraude, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-12-06.
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