Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To practice fraud; to cheat or trick; to deprive a person of property or any interest, estate or right by fraud, deceit or artifice. People v. Wiman, 148 N. Y. 29, 42 N. E. 408; Alderman v. Pcople, 4 Mich. 424, 69 Am. Dec. 321; U. S. v. Curley (C. .C.) 122 Fed. 740; Weber v. Mick, 131 III. 520, 23 N. E. 646; Edgell v. Smith, 50 W. Va. 349, 40 S. Et 402; Curley v. U. S. 130 Fed. 1, 64 C. C. A. 369.