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English definition of “defraud”
/dɪˈfrɔːd/ verb [T] LAW
› to take money or goods illegally from someone by deceiving them: defraud sb of sth An architect and two surveyors defrauded a charity trust of £3.5m by invoicing it for work they did not do and by inflating fees in building contracts. The police made a number of arrests at the company's head office in connection with a conspiracy to defraud investors.