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"Then I can only say that Captain Rushton was a party to the fraud," he said.

"I'll venture insurance is at the bottom of this fraud, Caradoc," hazarded Madden.

When it is complicated by fraud or other crimes, it is the latter only which are concerned.

You mean it for the best; but I could not be party to a fraud.

How was it you did not detect the fraud, if only by the voice?

Do you deny that the image contained this hideous engine of fraud?

And I feel as if I had obtained the honors he has conferred upon me by a fraud.

Have my successes been discovered to have been gained by trick or fraud?

They more than hinted that they suspected some deep game of treachery and fraud.

If he should happen to turn up, which he won't, why, you have only to brand him as a fraud.

WORD ORIGIN

"criminal deception," early 14c., from Old French fraude "deception, fraud" (13c.), from Latin fraudem (nominative fraus) "deceit, injury." The noun meaning "impostor, humbug" is attested from 1850. Pious fraud "deception practiced for the sake of what is deemed a good purpose" is from 1560s.

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