Defrauded
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. [1913 Webster]

We have defrauded no man. --2 Cor. vii. 2. [1913 Webster]

Churches seem injured and defrauded of their rights. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]


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