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1. Engaging in fraud; deceitful.
2. Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud: fraudulent business practices.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fraudulentus, from fraus, fraud-, deceit.]

fraud′u·lence n.
fraud′u·lent·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fraudulence - a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
2.fraudulence - the quality of being fraudulentfraudulence - the quality of being fraudulent  
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
3.fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
chicanery, wile, shenanigan, trickery, guile, chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
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احْتيال،خِداع، غِش، تَزْوير


[ˈfrɔːdjʊləns] Nfraudulencia f, fraude m
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, fraudulency
nBetrügerei f; (of action)betrügerische Art
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[ˈfrɔːdjʊlns] nfraudolenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(froːd) noun
1. (an act of) dishonesty. He was sent to prison for fraud.
2. a person who pretends to be something that he isn't. That man is not a famous writer, he's a fraud.
ˈfraudulent (-djulənt) , ((American) -dʒulənt) adjective
dishonest or intending to deceive. fraudulent behaviour.
ˈfraudulently adverb
ˈfraudulence noun
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Those indulging in fraudulence will be fined up to SR2 million ($530,000) or given sentences of up to 3 years in prison.
The President said that he was intent on keeping his supposed corrupt-free stature and leave Malacanang without a whiff of fraudulence.
The National Freedom Fighter Council Act-2002 stipulates that if any person collects fake certificate through fraudulence means, it is his/her fault and for which the freedom fighters, the best sons of the nation, should not be addressed 'fake freedom fighters'.
The South judicial magistrate was hearing fraudulence, and anti-narcotics cases against accused Ateeq Qaiser Bhatti, Mismat Rubina, Ashfaque Ali, Ghulam Farid and Raees.
"So my team worked with him, we changed his telephone number and managed to persuade him of the fraudulence of the claims because he couldn't actually see that himself.
This type of hoax is part and parcel of the left's broad agenda of victimology, fraudulence and gimmickry, plus gross media gullibility, incompetence and political attention seeking.
The fraudulence and deception reached a critical mass in the standoff that led to a government shutdown.
The ministry has asked for caution against such acts of fraudulence, warning against dealing with any anonymous persons or phone numbers.
It estimates the frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications.
Speaking of combating cross-border crime, particularly transnational telecommunications fraudulence, the president said her administration will reinforce cooperation and exchange with other countries.
According to reports, she is being investigated for possible diversion of project fund, fraudulence and tax evasion.