noun de·frau·da·tion \(ˌ)dēˌfrȯˈdāshən, də̇ˌ-\

Definition of defraudation



  1. :  the act of defrauding :  a taking by fraud or deceit

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Origin and Etymology of defraudation

Middle French, from Late Latin defraudation-, defraudatio, from Latin defraudatus (past participle of defraudare to defraud) + -ion-, -io -ion

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capable of being understood in two ways

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