Definition of "fraud" [fraud]

  • A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain. (noun)
  • A piece of trickery; a trick. (noun)
  • One that defrauds; a cheat. (noun)
  • One who assumes a false pose; an impostor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fraud" in a sentence
  • "The phrase "fraud as a business model" comes from a comment referenced in the presentation made by Richard Cordray, then the Attorney General of Ohio and the current Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, when he discussed foreclosure fraud."
  • "In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people."
  • ""In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people.""