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fraud

[frôd]
Etymology: L, fraudare, to cheat
(in law) the act of intentionally misleading or deceiving another person by any means so as to cause him or her legal injury, usually the loss of something valuable or the surrender of a legal right resulting from the action of that person on the misrepresentation.

fraud

Managed care The intentional misrepresentation or deception resulting in payment(s) for services not rendered or payment above that normally paid. See Medicaid fraud, Medicare fraud Patient care Dishonest practice; breach of confidence. See AIDS fraud, Health fraud. Cf Misrepresentation.

fraud

(frawd)
An act of deliberate deception performed to acquire an unlawful benefit, such as the improper coding of health services in a claim for payment.

fraud

(frawd)
An act of deliberate deception performed to acquire an unlawful benefit.

fraud,

n an intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another, in reliance on it, to part with something valuable or to surrender a legal right; deliberate deception; deceit; trickery.
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Consequently, everything takes on an overblown, artificial quality in which the phoniness of the sets and costumes becomes obvious, while well-lit areas bleed into their surroundings, like watching a high-end homemovie.
There's no phoniness, no pretension, no wild and crazy adaptations of traditional Italian dishes.
There are some continuity glitches, plot holes and moments of phoniness in the acting, but overall it is a remarkable achievement in low-budget filmmaking.
He hates the phoniness of that culture and believes with a passion that if you want to get things done, you do them.
Responding to questions on how Forty West will manage to avoid the phoniness of Dubai, another massive urban development carried out in a desert, Machado pointed out that unlike Dubai, Cairo itself sets the precedent for Forty West's design.
Cultural critic Paul Fussell best described the virtues of his friend Amis's writing: "the quest for enjoyment, unmarred by anxiety about fashionableness and alert to the slightest hint of phoniness or fraud.
He adds: "I remember just seeing what I perceived to be the phoniness of Lennon in the Fawcett book versus the Lennon I had known and practically worshipped as a Beatle - and seeing these terribleinconsistencies, and I remember saying in my mind '
While you live and wheeze, music still has its spirit of dissent, its loathing of phoniness in all forms, and some of the old fire in its veins.
His major goal is not to examine sexual mores, but to expose and satirize the phoniness prevalent throughout the mass media.
In the face of pervasive political phoniness, "the radical search for truth"--no matter how ridiculous the conclusions--"became the vehicle for rediscovering the authentic.
The rest of the phoniness is the vintage Rat Pack music, which is fashionable these days but which Cage's character would never listen to.