defraudation

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

Definition of defraudation

plural -s
: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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