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[fraw-juh-luh nt] /ˈfrɔ dʒə lənt/

characterized by, involving, or proceeding from , as actions, enterprise, methods, or gains:
a fraudulent scheme to evade taxes.
given to or using , as a person; cheating; dishonest.
acting with or having the intent to deceive
relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action

early 15c., from Middle French fraudulent, from Latin fraudulentus “cheating, deceitful,” from fraus (see fraud). Related: Fraudulently.


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