Meaning of “fraudulent” in the English Dictionary

"fraudulent" in British English

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fraudulentadjective

uk /ˈfrɔː.dʒə.lənt/ us /ˈfrɑː.dʒə.lənt/

fraudulent adjective (CRIME)

C2 dishonest and illegal:

A worrying trend for insurers has been a rise in fraudulent claims.
fraudulence
noun [ U ] uk /ˈfrɔː.dʒə.ləns/ us /ˈfrɑː.dʒə.ləns/
fraudulently
adverb uk /ˈfrɔː.dʒə.lənt.li/ us /ˈfrɑː.dʒə.lənt.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 deceive people for the purpose of obtaining money or property:

There’s been a rise in fraudulent insurance claims.

(Definition of “fraudulent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fraudulent" in Business English

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fraudulentadjective

uk /ˈfrɔːdjələnt/ us

intended to deceive someone, for example, to get money:

They thought I might try to collect insurance 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)