fraudulent

adjective
fraud·​u·​lent | \ ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt \

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 affair damaged the reputation of politicians from all the main parties and even led to some members of Parliament serving jail terms for filing fraudulent claims. Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg.com, "Bank of England Under Fire for ‘Unconscionable’ Expenses," 27 June 2018 The home health agency then submitted the fraudulent claims to Medicare to receive payment. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "New Orleans, Kenner psychiatrists accused of taking Medicare kickbacks," 10 Feb. 2018 The greater concern is hackers using passport data to fake your identity or open fraudulent accounts. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "After Data Breach, Marriott Will Pay for New Passports," 5 Dec. 2018 Overall, Coombes racked up 180,000 pounds, or nearly $238,000, in fraudulent benefits. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Daughter kills dad after finding his child porn collection. She buried her secret for 12 years," 13 July 2018 Trump subsequently dismissed the claim as fraudulent, leading Daniels to sue him for libel. David Meyer, Fortune, "Here's Why Stormy Daniels Was Just Arrested in Ohio," 12 July 2018 Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement. NBC News, "Former NBA star Charles Oakley accused of gambling fraud at Las Vegas casino," 12 July 2018 Fraud, Sheridan Road: A resident reported April 6 his girlfriend made fraudulent withdrawals from his checking account for a total of $614. Andy Attina / Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Officers investigating assault of student at elementary school: South Euclid Police Blotter," 19 Apr. 2018 The breaches resulted in losses worth hundreds of millions of dollars via fraudulent ATM withdrawals. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "12 years in prison for man who hacked Nasdaq, helped swipe 160M credit cards," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of fraudulent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

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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