Search Result for "embezzlement":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else;
[syn: embezzlement, peculation, defalcation, misapplication, misappropriation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embezzlement \Em*bez"zle*ment\, n. The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted; as, the embezzlement by a clerk of his employer's money; embezzlement of public funds by the public officer having them in charge. [1913 Webster] Note: Larceny denotes a taking, by fraud or stealth, from another's possession; embezzlement denotes an appropriation, by fraud or stealth, of property already in the wrongdoer's possession. In England and in most of the United States embezzlement is made indictable by statute. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "embezzlement": abstraction, abuse, abuse of office, annexation, appropriation, befoulment, boosting, conversion, conveyance, corrupt administration, debasement, defalcation, defilement, desecration, diversion, filching, fouling, fraud, graft, larceny, liberation, lifting, maladministration, malfeasance, malpractice, malversation, misapplication, misappropriation, misconduct, misemployment, misfeasance, mishandling, mismanagement, misusage, misuse, misusing, peculation, perversion, pilferage, pilfering, pinching, poaching, pollution, poor stewardship, profanation, prostitution, purloining, scrounging, shoplifting, snatching, sneak thievery, snitching, stealage, stealing, swindle, swiping, theft, thievery, thieving, violation




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