fraudulent

adjective
fraud·​u·​lent | \ ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt How to pronounce fraudulent (audio) \

Definition of fraudulent

: characterized by, based on, or done by fraud : deceitful fraudulent use of a credit card fraudulent claims for unemployment compensationWall Street Journal

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Other Words from fraudulent

fraudulently adverb
fraudulentness noun

Examples of fraudulent in a Sentence

Corrupt leaders were chosen in a fraudulent election. fraudulent use of a credit card the victim of a fraudulent scheme
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Moscow has denied hacking and using fraudulent social-media accounts to undermine the 2016 and 2018 elections. Alexa Corse, WSJ, "The Cyberthreats That Most Worry Election Officials," 18 Sep. 2018 Twitter has come under fire from critics for being too slow to ban those who may have enabled foreign actors to interfere in American politics, as well as generally ridding the platform of bots and fraudulent accounts. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Twitter boots Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks after Mueller indictment," 16 July 2018 Citizens Bank is reportedly one of the financial institutions where Manafort allegedly obtained fraudulent loans. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Manafort trial: Mueller’s witness list offers glimpse at strategy focused on lavish spending," 31 July 2018 From March 2013 through March 2016, the Millers and other co-conspirators engaged in a scheme to defraud banks by obtaining and attempting to obtain fraudulent airplane loans. Cyrus Moulton, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago brothers who ran fake airplane loan scheme sent to prison," 8 June 2018 The assets allegedly included bank accounts, residences, airplanes, vehicles and real estate in Bexar, Cameron, Hidalgo and Hays counties, many of which were acquired via allegedly fraudulent loans from banks in Texas. Staff And Wire Reports, latimes.com, "Former Mexican governor extradited from Italy to U.S.," 21 Apr. 2018 In 2003 she was convicted of using her position as president of the ANC Women's League to obtain fraudulent loans; she was sentenced to five years in prison. Author: Alan Cowell, Anchorage Daily News, "Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who fought apartheid with her husband, has died at 81," 2 Apr. 2018 That may help transit providers better sniff out fraudulent entries. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "How 3ve’s BGP hijackers eluded the Internet—and made $29M," 21 Dec. 2018 Eight Android apps with more than 2 billion downloads in the Google Play store have been engaging in fraudulent ad practices, BuzzFeed News reported today. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Google Play-promoted Android apps are using scammy ad practices, report says," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of fraudulent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for fraudulent

fraudulent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fraudulent

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

fraudulent

adjective
fraud·​u·​lent | \ ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt How to pronounce fraudulent (audio) \

Kids Definition of fraudulent

: based on or done by deceit a fraudulent claim

Other Words from fraudulent

fraudulently adverb

fraudulent

adjective
fraud·​u·​lent

Legal Definition of fraudulent

: characterized by, based on, or done by fraud — compare deceptive, false, misleading

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