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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In total, Hansmeier and Steele obtained approximately $3 million from the fraudulent copyright lawsuits. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Woodbury lawyer gets 14 years in prison for ‘porno-trolling’ internet users," 14 June 2019 The worst of it: Section 5 - Immunity for fraudulent contributions. Jon Lender, courant.com, "Jon Lender: State legislators quietly slip 3.5 percent raises for their staff employees into budget," 14 June 2019 Evidence of less overtly fraudulent trade diversion tactics have been surfacing too. Gwynn Guilford, Quartz, "The trade war is already pushing businesses out of China—and it could be permanent," 14 June 2019 The student’s 2016 application came too late for Vandemoer to recommend her enrollment, prosecutors said, but she was admitted anyway based in part on an application Singer prepared that included fraudulent sailing credentials. John Woolfolk, The Denver Post, "College scandal: No prison for contrite ex-Stanford coach in admissions fraud," 13 June 2019 The app does explain in the terms of service that by giving the app permission, users are consenting to LaLiga using their phones to detect fraudulent behavior, like pirated soccer games. Dami Lee, The Verge, "LaLiga’s app listened in on fans to catch bars illegally streaming soccer," 12 June 2019 The Justice Department charged 50 people with participating in a fraudulent scheme to get undeserving students into elite colleges. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "The Yale Dad Who Set Off the College-Admissions Scandal," 14 Mar. 2019 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

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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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