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Definition 1: intentional deception resulting in injury to another person - [noun denoting act]

(fraud is a kind of ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

(... is a kind of fraud ) fraud (as by use of forged documents or false claims or perjury) that misleads a court or jury and induces a finding for the one perpetrating the fraud

(... is a kind of fraud ) fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute an instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts

(... is a kind of fraud ) fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract

(... is a kind of fraud ) actual deceit; concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent to cause injury to another

(... is a kind of fraud ) fraud that prevents a party from knowing their rights or from having a fair opportunity of presenting them at trial

(... is a kind of fraud ) comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence

(... is a kind of fraud ) misrepresentation or alteration of the true results of an election

(... is a kind of fraud ) use of the mails to defraud someone

(... is a kind of fraud ) the co-option of another person's personal information (e.g., name, Social Security number, credit card number, passport) without that person's knowledge and the fraudulent use of such knowledge

(... is a kind of fraud ) (maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo

(... is a kind of fraud ) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

"that book is a fraud"

Definition 2: something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fraud in the sense of this definition

(fraud is a kind of ...) the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

(... is a kind of fraud ) anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless

Definition 3: a person who makes deceitful pretenses - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fraud in the sense of this definition

(fraud is a kind of ...) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

(... is a kind of fraud ) someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends

(... is a kind of fraud ) a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses

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