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Defraud meaning

defraud - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; - with of before the thing taken or withheld.
  2. 2. To cheat; to withhold wrongfully from.
  3. 3. To withhold what is due; cheat.

defraud - examples of usage

  1. This was the public body which agreed to the famous continental association, recommended by congress, to prevent the importation of goods, wares, and merchandizes, from Great Britain: they likewise put a stop to all suits at law, except where debtors refused to renew their obligations, and to give reasonable security, or when justly suspected of intentions to leave the province, or to defraud their creditors; and they appointed committees in the several districts and parishes in the state, which were called committees of public safety, to carry these acts into effect. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. Ramon, I feel that I am to be the victim of a conspiracy; that you are the only human being who stands in the way of my being absolutely in the power of those who would defraud me and defame father's name." - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  3. If his young readers shall be interested in the story and shall draw the conclusion that any attempt to defraud the Government reacts in harsher form upon the one who tried to evade the laws, a part at least of his purpose will have been accomplished. - "The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island", Ross Kay.
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