Peculation

Definition of Peculation

Pec`u`la´tion
n.1.The act or practice of peculating, or of defrauding the public by appropriating to one's own use the money or goods intrusted to one's care for management or disbursement; embezzlement.
Every British subject . . . active in the discovery of peculations has been ruined.
- Burke.

Related Words

defalcate, defalcation, embezzle, embezzlement, larceny, malversate, misapplication, misappropriate, misappropriation, peculate, plunderage, raid, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving
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