constructive fraud

Definition of "constructive fraud"
  1. A situation where a person gains an unfair advantage over another through dishonest means, such as lying or withholding information, even if all the standard elements of fraud are not present
How to use "constructive fraud" in a sentence
  1. The company's misleading advertising practices were considered constructive fraud.
  2. By failing to disclose the car's defects before selling it, the dealer committed constructive fraud.
  3. The court ruled that their unfair business tactics amounted to constructive fraud.

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