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Meaning of DEFALCATION

Pronunciation:  `deefal'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
  2. [n]  the sum of money that is misappropriated
 

DEFALCATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation
 
 See Also: amount, amount of money, larceny, plunderage, raid, stealing, sum, sum of money, theft, thievery, thieving

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De`fal*ca"tion\, n. [LL. defalcatio: cf. F.
d['e]falcation.]
1. A lopping off; a diminution; abatement; deficit.
   Specifically: Reduction of a claim by deducting a
   counterclaim; set- off. --Abbott.

2. That which is lopped off, diminished, or abated.

3. An abstraction of money, etc., by an officer or agent
   having it in trust; an embezzlement.

 
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