Defalcate

Definition of Defalcate

De`fal´cate
v. t.1.To cut off; to take away or deduct a part of; - used chiefly of money, accounts, rents, income, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Defalcated; p. pr. & vb. n. Defalcating.]
To show what may be practicably and safely defalcated from them [the estimates].
- Burke.
v. i.1.To commit defalcation; to embezzle money held in trust.

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defalcation, defalcator, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, fiddle, malversate, misapplication, misappropriate, misappropriation, peculate, peculation, peculator, steal
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