fraudulent

[ fraw-juh-luhnt ]
/ ˈfrɔ dʒə lənt /

adjective

characterized by, involving, or proceeding from fraud, as actions, enterprise, methods, or gains: a fraudulent scheme to evade taxes.
given to or using fraud, as a person; cheating; dishonest.

Origin of fraudulent

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word fraudulentus. See fraud, -ulent
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fraudulent

/ (ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt) /

adjective

acting with or having the intent to deceive
relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action
Derived Formsfraudulence or fraudulency, nounfraudulently, adverb

Word Origin for fraudulent

C15: from Latin fraudulentus deceitful
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Word Origin and History for fraudulent

fraudulent


adj.

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

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