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defrauding


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defraud  \De*fraud"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Defrauded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Defrauding}.]  [L.  defraudare  de-  +  fraudare  to 
  cheat,  fr  fraus,  fraudis  fraud:  cf  OF  defrauder.  See 
  {Fraud}.] 
  To  deprive  of  some  right  interest,  or  property,  by  a 
  deceitful  device;  to  withhold  from  wrongfully;  to  injure  by 
  embezzlement;  to  cheat;  to  overreach;  as  to  defraud  a 
  servant,  or  a  creditor,  or  the  state;  --  with  of  before  the 
  thing  taken  or  withheld. 
 
  We  have  defrauded  no  man.  --2  Cor.  vii. 
  2. 
 
  Churches  seem  injured  and  defrauded  of  their  rights. 
  --Hooker. 




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