Statute of frauds(redirected from Statutes of fraud)
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|(Law)||an English statute (1676), the principle of which is incorporated in the legislation of all the States of this country, by which writing with specific solemnities (varying in the several statutes) is required to give efficacy to certain dispositions of property.|
See also: Fraud
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.