defraud
de·fraud /di-'frȯd/ vt: to deprive of something by fraud
de·fraud·er n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

defraud
I 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 defraud, use of mails to defraud II index betray (lead astray), bilk, cheat, circumvent, corrupt, deceive, defalcate, delude, dupe, embezzle, ensnare, evade (deceive), fake, hoodwink, illude, inveigle, mislabel, mislead, misrepresent, overreach, palter, peculate, prevaricate, purloin

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


defraud
v.
To take money or property from someone through the use of fraud or deceit; to cheat someone; to misrepresent a fact intending for someone to rely on it and thereby harm him or her. See also fraud

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


defraud
To use deceit, falsehoods, or trickery to obtain money, an object, rights, or anything of value belonging to another.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • defraud — de‧fraud [dɪˈfrɔːd ǁ ˈfrɒːd] verb [intransitive, transitive] LAW to gain money or goods from someone by saying or doing something dishonest: • He admitted attempting to defraud the insurance company. defraud somebody of something • She defrauded… …   Financial and business terms

  • Defraud — De*fraud , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defrauded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defrauding}.] [L. defraudare; de + fraudare to cheat, fr. fraus, fraudis, fraud: cf. OF. defrauder. See {Fraud}.] To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defraud — mid 14c., from O.Fr. defrauder, from L. defraudare to defraud, cheat, from de thoroughly (see DE (Cf. de )) + fraudare (see FRAUD (Cf. fraud)). Related: Defrauded; defrauding …   Etymology dictionary

  • defraud — swindle, overreach, *cheat, cozen Analogous words: trick, bamboozle, hoax, gull, *dupe, befool: outwit, circumvent, foil (see FRUSTRATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • defraud — [v] cheat, bilk bamboozle, beguile, burn, chouse, circumvent, clip, con, cozen, deceive, delude, do, do number on*, do out of*, dupe, embezzle, fleece, flimflam, foil, hoax, jive*, milk*, outwit, pilfer, pull fast one*, rip off*, rob, shaft*,… …   New thesaurus

  • defraud — ► VERB ▪ illegally obtain money from (someone) by deception. DERIVATIVES defrauder noun. ORIGIN Latin defraudare, from fraudare to cheat …   English terms dictionary

  • defraud — [dē frôd′, difrôd′] vt. [ME defrauden < OFr defrauder < L defraudare < de , from + fraudare, to cheat < fraus, FRAUD] to take away or hold back property, rights, etc. from by fraud; cheat SYN. CHEAT defraudation [dē΄frô dā′shən] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • defraud — v. (D; tr.) to defraud of (he defrauded them of their money) * * * [dɪ frɔːd] (D; tr.) to defraud of (he defrauded them of their money) (D; tr.) to defraud of (he defrauded them of their money) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • defraud — de|fraud [dıˈfro:d US ˈfro:d] v [T] to trick a person or organization in order to get money from them defraud sb of sth ▪ She defrauded her employers of thousands of pounds. ▪ He faces charges of theft and conspiracy to defraud (=a secret plan to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • defraud — [[t]dɪfrɔ͟ːd[/t]] defrauds, defrauding, defrauded VERB If someone defrauds you, they take something away from you or stop you from getting what belongs to you by means of tricks and lies. [V n] He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to… …   English dictionary

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