Peculate

Definition of Peculate

Pec´u`late
v. i.1.To appropriate to one's own use the property of the public; to steal public moneys intrusted to one's care; to embezzle.
[imp. & p. p. Peculated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Peculating.]
An oppressive, . . . rapacious, and peculating despotism.
- Burke.

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abuse, befoul, convert, debase, defalcate, defile, desecrate, divert, embezzle, foul, maladminister, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, misuse, pervert, pilfer, pollute, profane, prostitute, violate
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