• WordNet 3.6
    • n defrauder a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When he resigned in 1923 because of illegal behavior in the Teapot Dome Affair, Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was offered an appointment to the Supreme Court by President Harding. In 1931, Fall was tried and found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.
    • n Defrauder One who defrauds; a cheat; an embezzler; a peculator.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n defrauder One who defrauds; a cheat; a cozener; a peculator; a swindler.
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.”


In literature:

In this way he defrauds your Majesty of a vast sum of ducados, a thing that could be given another name.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XX, 1621-1624" by Various
Who load our penitentiaries, crowd our whipping-posts, debauch our slaves, and cheat and defraud us all?
"Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1." by Various
Hence the omission of the register only served to defraud the royal duties.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXII, 1625-29" by Various
You must not defraud society of its rights.
"Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia" by William Gilmore Simms
But do not be defrauded of at least one early ramble in the woods and fields.
"Miscellanea" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Wouldst thou, that thou be recompensed, and I Sit meekly down, defrauded of my due?
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
Don't thee defraud Him of one farthing.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Ignorant people thought that they were defrauded of eleven days wages.
"Anson's Voyage Round the World" by Richard Walter
Professing Christians even defraud one another through covetousness, which is idolatry, going to law one with another.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
In every quarter of the globe the cry of depressed and defrauded labor is heard.
"Black and White" by Timothy Thomas Fortune

In poetry:

Trust me, my dear, however odd
It may appear to say,
I sought it merely to defraud
Thy spoiler of his prey.
"Apology To Delia : For Desiring A Lock Of Her Hair" by William Cowper
His lips abhor to talk profane,
To slander or defraud;
His ready tongue declares to men
What he has learned of God.
"Psalm 37 part 2" by Isaac Watts
And he his neighbour doth defraud,
Of right that he should have;
That may his guilty conscience wound,
Ere he go to his grave.
"The False Swearer" by Susannah Hawkins
"Thus was I bosom'd in the peaceful grave;
My placid ghost no longer wept its doom;
When savage robbers every sanction brave,
And with outrageous guilt defraud the tomb!
"Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated" by William Shenstone
Columbus! not so shall thy boundless domain
Defraud thy brave sons of their right;
Streams, midlands, and shorelands elude us in vain.
We shall drag their dark regions to light.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
O Life! how soon of every bliss forlorn!
We start false joys, and urge the devious race;
A tender prey; that cheers our youthful morn,
Then sinks untimely, and defrauds the chase.
"Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over" by William Shenstone

In news:

A lawyer who worked for the Social Security Administration in St Louis has admitted that he defrauded the agency.
ST LOUIS (AP) — A lawyer who worked for the Social Security Administration in St Louis has admitted that he defrauded the agency.
Wellsville man charged with scheme to defraud.
Federal authorities are seeking the forfeiture of a Florida home owned by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway, who is accused of defrauding a bank and hiding assets to justify a short sale.
New Yorker accused of defrauding adaptation of Hitchcock's 'Rebecca'.
Financial adviser admits defrauding clients.
They were accused of defrauding the United States by selling illegal tax shelters to wealthy individuals.
Saranac Lake, NY, Nov 19, 2012 — An investment banker and securities broker from Saranac Lake has been barred from the securities industry for defrauding his customers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Man used lies to defraud feds, public.
Richard Ian Subbiondo, violating probation/community control, defrauding pawn broker, no bond.
A dermatologist in the Bridgeport area is in some legal trouble after he supposedly came up with a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid.
TULSA, Okla.—The Justice Department says a former securities broker has pleaded guilty in Oklahoma to a charge related to a scheme to defraud thousands of investors.
Former Carmel real estate broker Thomas J O'Meara III was sentenced to federal prison for 6½ years Wednesday for defrauding investors in a failed luxury golf course development in Fresno.
Three people have been arrested and charged with defrauding the Bank of America by convincing the bank that it had improperly foreclosed on a house, an alleged fraud that cost the bank and a title company $1.5 million.
Niagara Gazette — A Townline Road woman has been defrauded of more that a quarter of a million dollars by a man she met on a website, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday.