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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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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Maybe in the two years since, people have become wise to the fraudulent show of modesty. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "Jerry Richardson's Hubris Remains Immortalized in His Statue," 10 July 2018 In 1982, Miller spent 10 months in Long Bay and Cessnock Correctional Centres following his conviction on five charges of fraudulent misappropriation of A$728,000 in relation to the company. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Harry M. Miller, Australian Impresario and Manager, Dies at 84," 5 July 2018 They also are accused of altering patient medical charts to cover up and conceal fraudulent billings for future health care audits. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Major crackdown on 'drug dealers in lab coats' nets Louisville doctors," 28 June 2018 The company allegedly assembled bulk mailings from customers and provided the mailings, which included fraudulent payment and verification forms, to the postal service for delivery even though the postage had not been paid for the mailings. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "Feds charge Barrington and Northbrook men in $16 million postal fraud case," 26 June 2018 Prosecutors say that after the Fyre Fest debacle, McFarland started up a completely new business that sold non-existent or fraudulent tickets to events like the Grammys, Super Bowl, Met Gala and more, Pitchfork reports. Ben Meyerson, RedEye Chicago, "Fyre Fest founder fails, your crappy sleep habits, and more conversation starters for your weekend," 22 June 2018 An international cyber-crime sweep by local and federal law enforcement has resulted in the arrests of 11 Harris County-area residents accused of operation fraudulent business transactions, according to an FBI news release. John D. Harden, Houston Chronicle, "Eleven arrested in Harris County by FBI for committing cyber crimes," 11 June 2018 Paleontology lost prestige in a scandal that erupted in 1989, when John Talent, a geologist at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, accused an Indian paleontologist of fraudulent activities over 25 years. Sanjay Kumar, Science | AAAS, "India’s paleontologists fight destruction of its fossil riches," 4 Apr. 2018 As a result of this scheme, Medicare paid over $15 million in false and fraudulent claims. Juan Ortega, Sun-Sentinel.com, "A look at South Floridians charged in health care fraud, opioid crackdown," 29 June 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

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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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