defalcate

Definitions of defalcate
1

v appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

Synonyms:
embezzle, malversate, misappropriate, peculate
Types:
fiddle
commit fraud and steal from one's employer
Type of:
steal
take without the owner's consent

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