Unlawful vs Fraudulent - What's the difference?

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Unlawful is a related term of fraudulent.


As adjectives the difference between unlawful and fraudulent

is that unlawful is prohibited]]; not permitted by law (either [[civil law|civil or criminal law; see illegal) while fraudulent is dishonest; based on fraud or deception.

unlawful

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Prohibited]]; not permitted by law (either [[civil law, civil or criminal law; see illegal).
  • He was charged with unlawful use of a car.

    fraudulent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • dishonest; based on fraud or deception
  • false; phony
  • He tried to pass a fraudulent check.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "fraudulent" is often applied: claim, practice, transfer, scheme, transaction, document, intent, misrepresentation, act, action, mortgage, check, conveyance, accounting, bankruptcy, reporting, etc.

    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * fraudulently