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Estafa

Delitos de actualidad

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 1/6/2011
Word: Estafa
(es-TA-fa), sustantivo femenino.
English: Fraud, criminal deception; rip-off
Etymology: De estafar
Meaning: Delito consistente en provocar un perjuicio patrimonial a alguien mediante engaño y con ánimo de lucro.
Topic:Delitos de actualidad
Example:

Ahora mismo estoy siendo víctima de una estafa y de varios delitos contra la salud pública en un chiringuito de Alicante.

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