Definition of Peculate

1. Verb. Appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use. "They peculate the money "; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"

Exact synonyms: Defalcate, Embezzle, Malversate, Misappropriate
Specialized synonyms: Fiddle
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Defalcation, Defalcator, Embezzlement, Embezzler, Malversation, Misappropriation, Peculation, Peculator



Definition of Peculate

1. v. i. To appropriate to one's own use the property of the public; to steal public moneys intrusted to one's care; to embezzle.

Definition of Peculate

1. Verb. To embezzle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peculate

1. to embezzle [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES] - See also: embezzle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peculate

pectoriloquy
pectorodorsal muscle
pectorodorsalis muscle
pectorophony
pectose
pectoses
pectosic
pectosic acid
pectostraca
pectous
pectus
pectus carinatum
pectus excavatum
pectus recurvatum
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peculate (current term)
peculated
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peculiar(a)
peculiar institution
peculiar velocity
peculiarities
peculiarity

Literary usage of Peculate

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1. A New Dictionary of the Italian and English Languages Based Upon that of by Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti, John Davenport, Guglielmo Comelati (1873)
"(t. di To peculate, т. n. 1. ester colpe'nole di peculate ... di peculate. Peculiar, 9. 1. ..."

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