cheating or swindling


cheating or swindling
As the words are ordinarily used, they relate to the fraudulent causing of pecuniary or property loss. United States v Cohn, 270 US 339, 346, 70 L Ed 606, 619, 46 S Ct 251.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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