The definition of fraud is something said or done in a dishonest way to trick people.(noun)
An example of fraud is when a person promises you that you can make a lot of money by investing with him, but then just takes your money and disappears.
See fraud in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fraude < OFr < L fraus (gen. fraudis) < IE base *dhwer-, to trick > Sans dhvárati, (he) injures
See fraud in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English fraude
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin fraus, fraud-.
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