Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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Friday word: Estafa

Estafa is a criminal offense wherein a person defrauds another by any of the following means: (1) by unfaithfulness or abuse of confidence; (2) by deceit; or (3) fraudulent means.

Etymology:

Spanish, derived from the Italian word staffa
derived from the Lombard root *staffa

This word appears to be used mostly, if not exclusively, in the Philippines.

More details regarding the definition can be found here: http://www.mylawyer.asia/node/16
Tags: e, spanish, wordsmith: med_cat
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