Crossword clues for defraud
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Defraud \De*fraud"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defrauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Defrauding.] [L. defraudare; de- + fraudare to cheat, fr. fraus, fraudis, fraud: cf. OF. defrauder. See Fraud.] 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.
We have defrauded no man.
--2 Cor. vii. 2.
Churches seem injured and defrauded of their rights.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vb. To obtain money or property by fraud; to swindle.
Usage examples of "defraud".
Congress passed the first of a series of acts to exclude from the mails publications designed to defraud the public or corrupt its morals.
When we happened to find those places already tenanted by other men, we forced them by violence to quit the premises, and defrauded the miserable victims of prostitution of the mean salary the law allows them, after compelling them to yield to our brutality.
The grand jury subsequently indicted, and the report running tonight was on how the men defrauded the public by trying to blame the attack on antiabortion sympathizers and using a volatile issue for their own gain.
Costa had met with many misfortunes, as he told Casanova, and had himself been defrauded.
I made him return 440 pesos to a poor Igorot whom he had grossly defrauded.
He does not know that his inward enjoyment consists in craftiness, defrauding, deceit, clandestine theft, and many other evils, and that this enjoyment, made up of so many enjoyments of the lusts of evil, governs each and all things of his external thought, in which he enjoys appearing just and sincere.
The Creeks and Choctaws remained on their individual plots, but great numbers of them were defrauded by land companies.
Creeks, defrauded of their land, short of money and food, refused to go West.
He saw them approach--nay, fancied he beheld the mutual expression of their sympathizing eyes, and he turned away, and hurried homeward, with the feeling of a heart already overborne, and defrauded in all its hopes and expectations.
Sending at once for a locksmith, he had all the drawers broken open, and soon acquired the irrefutable evidence that the Mutual Credit had been defrauded of sums, which, as far as now known, amount to upwards of twelve millions.
Favoral, but for the stockholders who have been impudently defrauded, the twelve millions which are missing from the funds of the Mutual Credit.
To it the pluckiest of the defrauded taos now repaired in search of redress, Blas with the rest.
They were then arrested for defrauding the company by refusing to work, and sentenced to three months in the Galveston county jail.
When the Marquis de Tregars returned to Paris, and they set about defrauding him of his fortune, she did not hesitate a moment to become his mistress again.
Lydia, Winston Barnett and I have been defrauding the governments of three countries: England, the United States, and France .