Origin of fraudulent
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1, 2. deceitful, deceptive, crooked, underhanded.
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Examples from the Web for fraudulency
There had to be considered, also, the fraudulency of continuing to inflict such a woman on society in the guise of a lady.Why Joan?
Eleanor Mercein Kelly
In this instance we hear nothing of fraudulency—time, cumulativeness, the power of massed data.The Book of the Damned
The fraudulency of the act was thus established, and so recognized by the court, although the accused was acquitted by the jury.Legal Chemistry
- acting with or having the intent to deceive
- relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action
C15: from Latin fraudulentus deceitful
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Word Origin and History for fraudulency
early 15c., from Middle French fraudulent, from Latin fraudulentus "cheating, deceitful," from fraus (see fraud). Related: Fraudulently.
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