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Meaning of PECULATION

Pronunciation:  `pekyu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
 

PECULATION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation
 
 See Also: larceny, plunderage, raid, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pec`u*la"tion\, n.
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.

 

 

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