Origin of fraudulent
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1, 2. deceitful, deceptive, crooked, underhanded.
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- 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 non-fraudulent
early 15c., from Middle French fraudulent, from Latin fraudulentus "cheating, deceitful," from fraus (see fraud). Related: Fraudulently.
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