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fraudulent

[ fraw-juh-luhnt ]
/ ˈfrɔ dʒə lənt /
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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.

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Origin of fraudulent

First recorded in1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word fraudulentus.See fraud, -ulent

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British Dictionary definitions for fraudulent

fraudulent
/ (ˈfrɔːdjʊlənt) /

adjective

acting with or having the intent to deceive
relating to or proceeding from fraud or dishonest action

Derived forms of fraudulent

fraudulence or fraudulency, nounfraudulently, adverb

Word Origin for fraudulent

C15: from Latin fraudulentus deceitful
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