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- An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
- One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
- A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
- A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
- An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
- Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
- Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: a rogue wave; a rogue tornado.
- Operating outside normal or desirable controls: "How could a single rogue trader bring down an otherwise profitable and well-regarded institution?" (Saul Hansell).
v., rogued, rogu·ing, rogues. v.tr.
- To defraud.
- To remove (diseased or abnormal specimens) from a group of plants of the same variety.
To remove diseased or abnormal plants.
[Origin unknown.] 此字英國中世紀起即有
[動](他)〈人を〉だまして（物を）奪う, 取る((of ...)).
In law, the deliberate misrepresentation of fact for the purpose of depriving someone of a valuable possession or legal right. Any omission or concealment that is injurious to another or that allows a person to take unconscionable advantage of another may constitute criminal fraud. The most common type of fraud is the obtaining of property by giving a check for which there are insufficient funds in the signer's account. Another is the assumption of someone else's or a fictitious identity with the intent to deceive. Also important are mail and wire fraud (fraud committed by use of the postal service or electronic devices, such as telephones or computers). A tort action based on fraud is sometimes referred to as an action of deceit.
tr.v., -fraud·ed, -fraud·ing, -frauds.
To take something from by fraud; swindle: defrauded the immigrants by selling them worthless land deeds.
[Middle English defrauden, from Old French defrauder, from Latin dēfraudāre : dē-, de- + fraudāre, to cheat (from fraus, fraud-, fraud).]defraudation de'fraud·a'tion (dē'frô-dā'shən) n.
defrauder de·fraud'er n.scion
- A descendant or heir.
- also ci·on (sī'ən) A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting.
[Middle English, from Old French cion, possibly of Germanic origin.]
- Not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous: unconscionable behavior.
- Beyond prudence or reason; excessive: unconscionable spending.
unconscionably un·con'scion·a·bly adv.