fraudulent

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adjective fraud·u·lent \ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt\

Definition of fraudulent

  1. :  characterized by, based on, or done by fraud :  deceitful fraudulent use of a credit card fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation — Wall Street Journal

fraudulently

adverb

fraudulentness

noun

Examples of fraudulent in a Sentence

  1. Corrupt leaders were chosen in a fraudulent election.

  2. fraudulent use of a credit card

  3. the victim of a fraudulent scheme

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First Known Use of fraudulent

15th century


FRAUDULENT Defined for English Language Learners

fraudulent

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adjective

Definition of fraudulent for English Language Learners

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


FRAUDULENT Defined for Kids

fraudulent

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adjective fraud·u·lent \ˈfrȯ-jə-lənt\

Definition of fraudulent for Students

  1. :  based on or done by deceit a fraudulent claim

fraudulently

adverb

Law Dictionary

fraudulent

adjective fraud·u·lent

Legal Definition of fraudulent

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

fraudulently

adverb


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