1. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
Related terms: crime constructive_fraud fraud_in_the_inducement extrinsic_fraud fraud_in_fact fraud_in_the_factum election_fraud intrinsic_fraud swindle identity_theft mail_fraud
2. [ noun ] a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Synonyms: faker impostor fake shammer sham pseudo pseud role_player pretender imposter
Related terms: deceiver name_dropper namedropper ringer feign dissemble waffle simulate fudge
3. [ noun ] something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
Synonyms: dupery hoax put-on humbug fraudulence
Related terms: trickery goldbrick Piltdown_man gull
Similar spelling:   Freud