What does the word defraud mean?

Usage examples for defraud

  1. When he has nothing left, must not his desires, crowding in the nest like young ravens, be crying aloud for food; and he, goaded on by them, and especially by love himself, who is in a manner the captain of them, is in a frenzy, and would fain discover whom he can defraud or despoil of his property, in order that he may gratify them? – Plato's Republic by Plato
  2. Your privilege ought not to be used to defraud the other creditors. – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  3. Then I'm afraid I must defraud you of the full measure of your enjoyment, Mr. Cutbill; we never smoke in the dining- room. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever