- defraude (obsolete)
- (transitive) To obtain money or property from (a person) by fraud; to swindle.
- 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter II, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
- I had never defrauded a man of a farthing, nor called him knave behind his back. But now the last rag that covered my nakedness had been torn from me. I was branded a blackleg, card-sharper, and murderer.
- (archaic) To deprive.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, 1 Corinthians 7:5:
- Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
- 1872, William Goodell, "On Conjugal Onanism and Kindred Sins", Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery, vol. 9, page 63.
- She is sinned against, because she is defrauded of her rights (i.e. sexual satisfaction).
to obtain money or property by fraud