Verb(1) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care
(1) Dishonesty, thievery, and peculation pervade the public sector.(2) Salacious in a grubby way; even in his peculations there was no magnificence.(3) In any army there can be found corruption and peculation .(4) He obtained his discharge, brought an accusation of peculation against some of his former officers, and in 1792 retired, first to France then to America, to avoid prosecution.(5) Whether royal servants consistently made fortunes from fees and peculation seems doubtful.
1. misappropriate ::
2. embezzle ::
3. defalcate ::
peculate, peculated, peculates, peculating
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