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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The star was previously suing the company for allegedly fraudulent use of his likeness. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Stan Lee drops $1 billion lawsuit against POW! for allegedly scamming him out of his likeness rights," 10 July 2018 Miranda Fisher Anderson, 39, of San Antonio, is charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a state jail felony. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Former bank contractor arrested in Friendswood, allegedly with private customer information," 5 July 2018 Allen was placed on probation until Sept. 30, 2021, after pleading no contest to 10 counts of fraudulent use of personal identification, the records show. Brett Clarkson, Sun-Sentinel.com, "XXXTentacion murder suspect was previously held in gun and drug cases," 29 June 2018 Yawhuza was charged with larceny, forgery, interfering with an officer and fraudulent use of an ATM. Ruth Bruno, courant.com, "Woodridge ATM Robbed; Bronx Man Arrested," 20 June 2018 While the company said there’s no evidence of any fraudulent use of the data so far, the cyberattack is another challenge for new Chief Executive Officer Alex Baldock, who took over in April. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "Dixons Carphone Hack Affects Nearly 6 Million Bank Cards," 13 June 2018 Neuwirth, who was on parole for another federal crime, was arrested and charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information and tampering with governmental record, Teller said. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "Man shot in leg in Algiers: NOPD," 1 June 2018 Farnsworth recently cited efforts to reduce fraudulent use of cards, prevent repeat viewing of movies, and stop the sharing of memberships and passwords. Kyle Stock, Bloomberg.com, "How Two Million People Loved MoviePass Nearly to Death," 16 May 2018 On April 5, the victim discovered the theft after realizing that a watch, several collectible items and $42 in cash had been taken from the home and there was fraudulent use of the victim’s credit card of an undetermined amount, according to police. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "More than $10,000 in items stolen from Glencoe home, police say," 4 May 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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