adjective fraud·u·lent \-lənt\

: done to trick someone for the purpose of getting something valuable

Full Definition of FRAUDULENT

:  characterized by, based on, or done by fraud :  deceitful
fraud·u·lent·ly adverb
fraud·u·lent·ness noun

Examples of FRAUDULENT

  1. Corrupt leaders were chosen in a fraudulent election.
  2. fraudulent use of a credit card
  3. the victim of a fraudulent scheme

First Known Use of FRAUDULENT

15th century
FRAUDULENTLY Defined for Kids


adjective fraud·u·lent \ˈfr-jə-lənt\

Definition of FRAUDULENT for Kids

:  based on or done by deceit <a fraudulent claim>
fraud·u·lent·ly adverb


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