defrauding

defraud

[dih-frawd]
verb (used with object)
to deprive of a right, money, or property by fraud: Dishonest employees defrauded the firm of millions of dollars.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English defrauden < Old French defrauder < Latin dēfraudāre, equivalent to dē- de- + fraudāre to cheat; see fraud

defraudation [dee-fraw-dey-shuhn] , defraudment, noun
defrauder, noun
undefrauded, adjective


bilk, swindle, fleece, rip off, gyp, rook, cheat.
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defraud (dɪˈfrɔːd)
 
vb
(tr) to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc, from (a person) by fraud; cheat; swindle
 
defraudation
 
n
 
de'fraudment
 
n
 
de'frauder
 
n

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defraud
mid-14c., from O.Fr. defrauder, from L. defraudare (see fraud). Prefix de- used here in the sense of "thoroughly."
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