[ noun ] (law,criminal law) intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
Used in print(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
The Postmaster_General recently reported that mail_order frauds - among which fake therapeutic devices figure prominently - are at the highest level in history .
[ noun ] a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
Though it was a great relief when the big brains on these shows turned_out to be frauds and phonies , it did irreparable damage to the ego of the editor and many_another intelligent , well-informed American .(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
Authorities believe that many_of the Doctor Frauds using these false health gadgets are still in business .
[ noun ] something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
Used in print(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
How could the rich , for whom life was made so simple , ever understand the subterfuges , the lies , the frauds , the errors , sins and even crimes to which the poor were driven in their efforts to overcome the great advantages the rich had in the race of life ?(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
Somehow , all the other passengers ( also supposed to have died in_this web of elaborate frauds to cover_up the disappearance of the personnel of the Gabriel ) had simultaneously `` agreed '' to die .