defalcation

Definitions of defalcation
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n the sum of money that is misappropriated

Type of:
amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money
a quantity of money

n the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

Synonyms:
embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation
Types:
raid
an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
plunderage
the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
Type of:
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

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