Fraudulent meaning

frô'jə-lənt
Acting with fraud; deceitful.
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Done or obtained by fraud.

Their fraudulent wealth.

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The definition of fraudulent is deceitful, or something done or gained by fraud.

An example of fraudulent is someone lying about the amount of their income on their taxes; this is called fraudulent reporting.

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Engaging in fraud; deceitful.
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Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud.

Fraudulent business practices.

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Based on or characterized by fraud.

A fraudulent scheme.

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He tried to pass a fraudulent check.

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Origin of fraudulent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin fraudulentus from fraus fraud- deceit
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French, from Latin fraudulentus, from fraus.
    From Wiktionary