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What is another word for fraud?

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Noun
A fraudulent scheme or ruse
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“The Duc has turned this entire occasion into his own masquerade, a devious fraud to manipulate the people's passions.”
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Deception, typically wrongful and intended to result in financial or personal gain
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“It is not contended in this case that the claimants had knowledge of any fraud on the part of Hatoun, or that they are chargeable with bad faith.”
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A person or thing intended to deceive others by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities
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“If we do not expose him for a fraud and a charlatan, we give him credibility.”
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A fraudulent imitation of something else
“When he regained consciousness, one of the officers told him that his identification was a fraud.”
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A lie or falsehood
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“To Bennett's great annoyance, the Sun never admitted that the story was a fraud.”
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The fact of being untrue, or the tendency to be untruthful
“Still, science has dismissed such claims as fraud, delusion, or epiphenomena of the brain.”
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A dishonest or unprincipled person
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Noun
The action of taking property unlawfully from a person or place by force or threat of force
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Bribery and other corrupt practices used to secure illicit advantages
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One who plagiarizes the works of others and passes them off as his or her own
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Copying of another's written work
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A person who acts in a shrewd or manipulative way
Adjective
Unnatural or artificial in one's mannerisms or behavior
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Verb
To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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