fraudulent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “fraudulent” in the English Dictionary

"fraudulent" in British English

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fraudulentadjective

uk   /ˈfrɔː.djʊ.lənt/  us   /ˈfrɑː-/

fraudulent adjective (CRIME)

C2 dishonest and ​illegal: A ​worryingtrend for ​insurers has been a ​rise in fraudulent claims.

fraudulent adjective (FALSE)

intended to ​deceive: They ​claim that the ​fall in ​unemployment is ​based on a fraudulent ​manipulation of ​statistics.
fraudulence
noun [U] uk   us   /-ləns/
fraudulently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of fraudulent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fraudulent" in American English

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fraudulentadjective

 us   /ˈfrɔ·dʒə·lənt/

fraudulent adjective (FALSE)

not what it ​claims or ​pretends to be: fraudulent ​advertising

fraudulent adjective (ILLEGAL)

intended to ​deceivepeople for the ​purpose of ​obtainingmoney or ​property: There’s been a ​rise in fraudulent ​insuranceclaims.
(Definition of fraudulent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fraudulent" in Business English

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fraudulentadjective

uk   us   /ˈfrɔːdjələnt/
intended to ​deceive someone, for ​example, to get ​money: They ​thought I might ​try to ​collectinsurance on a fraudulent ​claim. For a ​charge of fraudulent ​trading to ​succeed, dishonesty would first have to be proved.
(Definition of fraudulent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fraudulent”
in Arabic مُحتال…
in Korean 사기의, 부정의…
in Portuguese fraudulento…
in Catalan fraudulent…
in Japanese 不正な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯罪的, 欺骗的,欺诈的…
in Turkish aldatıcı, sahte, hileli…
in Russian мошеннический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯罪的, 欺騙的,欺詐的…
in Italian fraudolento…
in Polish fałszywy…
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