defraudation

noun
de·​frau·​da·​tion | \ (ˌ)dēˌfrȯˈdāshən, də̇ˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of defraudation

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

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History and Etymology for defraudation

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

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“Defraudation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defraudation. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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