fraudulent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fraudulent intended to deceive "deceitful advertising","fallacious testimony","smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge","a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fraudulent Characterized by, founded on, or proceeding from, fraud; as, a fraudulent bargain. "He, with serpent tongue, . . . His fraudulent temptation thus began."
    • Fraudulent Obtained or performed by artifice; as, fraudulent conquest.
    • Fraudulent Using fraud; tricky; deceitful; dishonest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fraudulent Involving or characterized by fraud; proceeding from or founded on fraud; deceitful: as, a fraudulent bargain.
    • fraudulent Planning or using fraud; given to the practice of fraud.
    • fraudulent Synonyms Deceitful, etc. (see deceptive); dishonest, designing, unfair, knavish, guileful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fraudulent using fraud: dishonest
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fraudulentus, fr. fraus, fraudis, fraud: cf. F. fraudulent,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. fraus, fraudis, fraud.

Usage

In literature:

Fraud's wink to the fraudulent is an open book.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
The subject I have written on, roughly and hurriedly, is Fraudulent and Uninformed Promoters.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The fort of Potchefstroom was surrendered during the armistice by fraudulent representations on the part of the Boers.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Two years later the people of Louisiana elected an Assembly, a majority of whose members were opposed to the fraudulent Governor, Kellogg.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
It really seemed in my eyes the most fraudulent and oppressive business in which man could engage.
"Ups and Downs in the Life of a Distressed Gentleman" by William L. Stone
Not to do that which justice demands is so much easier to the conscience than to commit a deed which is palpably fraudulent!
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
This would help the police to trace missing persons, prevent fraudulent marriages, etc.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, May 27, 1914" by Various
Oblivion was granted to breaches of conditions, when not fraudulent, on payment of 6d.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The whole transaction is a fraudulent one, and Mr. Connery will invoke the aid of the law if there is no other way out.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
She crawled around the iglo and watched the fraudulent wife making love to her husband.
"Short Sketches from Oldest America" by John Driggs
This catastrophe was averted by the firmness of Walker, who threw out the fraudulent returns.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
The fraudulent auctioneer was naught in his sight but a breaker of the law.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
This man was called Banua, and was no less fraudulent than Simon the Greek.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 41 of 55, 1691-1700" by Various
Glaringly fraudulent prospectuses were issued.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Perjury, false testimony, cheating, thefts of inheritance, fraudulent failures?
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
The simple and only comment to be made upon them is, that Mrs. Catherine Fox Jencken now declares that they were fraudulent.
"The Death-Blow to Spiritualism" by Reuben Briggs Davenport
Flanders, fraudulent conduct of Philip IV.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
The Act of 1880 also provides for the better punishment of fraudulent debtors in Scotland.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
He nevertheless holds the process to have been one that implied no fraudulent intention.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
That camouflaged receivership, the Reparation Commission, prejudges Germany as a fraudulent bankrupt.
"The New Germany" by George Young
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In poetry:

"Here's Love of Brand-New Clothes,
Embezzling - Arson - Deism -
A taste for Slang and Oaths,
And Fraudulent Trusteeism.
"Phrenology" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Give not among thy children in thy will,
What thou hast got by usury, or wrong,
Or any method fraudulently ill:
Gains of that sort endure but seldom long.
"An Admonition To A Sick Person, To Make His Will In Time, And To Dispose Of His Effects In The Fear " by Rees Prichard
FROM the fraudulent fiend, that still without end
Most mortals trepans and beguiles,
Who wou'd hook us all in, to do ev'ry sin —
God shield us, I pray, from his wiles!
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
What have I found in life's whirlpool of haste?
Pitiful poverty, limitless waste,
Sad disillusionments, losses of friends,
Treacherous methods for fraudulent ends,
Idle frivolity, senseless display,
Youth without reverence, faith in decay.
"Retirement" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Woman fraudulently used credit card .
Mallonee was identified in surveillance footage as the suspect who used cards stolen from a Chesterfield Lake Drive to make fraudulent withdrawals and purchases.
Police in Port St Lucie are trying to identify a man who they said used fraudulent credit cards to purchase gift cards and other items.
He argues that tar sands oil is not crude oil and that the company's claims that it is are fraudulent.
A church graveyard filled with fraudulent investments.
The FBI has begun an investigation into the fraudulent letters being sent to voters living in - 1:58 pm.
A Hancock man has been arrested and accused of fraudulently obtaining $12,000 worker's compensation benefits.
Security cameras can help employers stave off fraudulent workers' compensation claims, but experts say companies should consider the risks of conducting internal surveillance throughout their facilities.
Contractor's competency on home project deemed fraudulent.
It sounded at first like a familiar story: school administrators, seeking to meet state and federal standards, fraudulently raised students' scores on crucial exams.
Connecticut man arrested for using fraudulent gift cards in Dickson City.
FBI warns of fraudulent online car sales.
Horry County residents arrested on fraudulent tax charges.
Groupware Technology says it's a victim of " fraudulent press release," won't close Portland office.
Authorities Seeking Help to find Fraudulent Contractor.
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In science:

A chi-square analysis comparing these results with Strasbourg suggests with 90% certainty that the Strasbourg tests are not fraudulent, as claimed by some [FAC94a].
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
When security is an issue, however, the tester must conduct paranoid testing in which he or she inputs values that reflect not only innocent errors but also malicious input values that could be used by attackers or fraudulent employees.
Recommended Practices for Spreadsheet Testing
Neither the anonymity of the authors nor other criticisms offered are sufficient to consider the report fraudulent. Rather than lean too heavily on (possibly biased) expert opinions, the veracity of the report should be determined by the degree to which the reported results find support in other experimental findings.
The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation
The simplification introduced by a loan with interest, with respect to a profit-loss sharing participation in another party’s enterprise, is that a complete correspondence of ob jectives between both parties is obtained if X is not fraudulent (otherwise both options are unsatisfactory anyhow).
Interest prohibition and financial product innovation
Statistics is known to be a powerful tool to pinpoint irregularities in election data that could be caused by unfair or fraudulent voting [1, 2, 3], and this pair of ma jor elections provides a unique opportunity for comparing election data side-by-side, as most of the party leaders later ran for president.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
One may speculate that this part of ballots for UR was in some way “unfair” (stuffed, fraudulently counted, or obtained in non-voluntary voting settings).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
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