Definition of SWINDLER,


SWINDLER,

criminal law. A cheat; one guilty of defrauding divers
persons. 1 Term Rep. 748; 2 H. Blackst. 531; Stark. on Sland. 135.


2. Swindling is usually applied to a transaction, where the guilty
party procures the delivery to him, under a pretended contract, of the personal
property of another, with the felonious design of appropriating it to his own
use. 2 Russel on Crimes, 130; Alison, Prine. Cr. Law of Scotland, 250; Mass.
406.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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