material fraud


material fraud
A fraud which so influenced the conduct of the injured party in leading him to enter into the transaction that without it he would not have done so. Boulden v Stilwell, 100 Md 543, 60 A 609. See material concealment; material representation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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