defalcate


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de·fal·cate

 (dĭ-făl′kāt′, -fôl′-, dĕf′əl-)
intr.v. de·fal·cat·ed, de·fal·cat·ing, de·fal·cates
To misuse funds; embezzle.

[Medieval Latin dēfalcāre, dēfalcāt-, to mow, deduct : Latin dē-, de- + Latin falx, falc-, sickle.]

de′fal·ca′tion (dē′făl-kā′shən, -fôl-, dĕf′əl-) n.
de·fal′ca′tor n.

defalcate

(ˈdiːfælˌkeɪt)
vb
(Law) (intr) law to misuse or misappropriate property or funds entrusted to one
[C15: from Medieval Latin dēfalcāre to cut off, from Latin de- + falx sickle]
ˌdefalˈcation n
ˈdefalˌcator n

de•fal•cate

(dɪˈfæl keɪt, -ˈfɔl-)

v.i. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to be guilty of defalcation.
[1530–40]
de•fal′ca•tor, n.

defalcate


Past participle: defalcated
Gerund: defalcating

Imperative
defalcate
defalcate
Present
I defalcate
you defalcate
he/she/it defalcates
we defalcate
you defalcate
they defalcate
Preterite
I defalcated
you defalcated
he/she/it defalcated
we defalcated
you defalcated
they defalcated
Present Continuous
I am defalcating
you are defalcating
he/she/it is defalcating
we are defalcating
you are defalcating
they are defalcating
Present Perfect
I have defalcated
you have defalcated
he/she/it has defalcated
we have defalcated
you have defalcated
they have defalcated
Past Continuous
I was defalcating
you were defalcating
he/she/it was defalcating
we were defalcating
you were defalcating
they were defalcating
Past Perfect
I had defalcated
you had defalcated
he/she/it had defalcated
we had defalcated
you had defalcated
they had defalcated
Future
I will defalcate
you will defalcate
he/she/it will defalcate
we will defalcate
you will defalcate
they will defalcate
Future Perfect
I will have defalcated
you will have defalcated
he/she/it will have defalcated
we will have defalcated
you will have defalcated
they will have defalcated
Future Continuous
I will be defalcating
you will be defalcating
he/she/it will be defalcating
we will be defalcating
you will be defalcating
they will be defalcating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defalcating
you have been defalcating
he/she/it has been defalcating
we have been defalcating
you have been defalcating
they have been defalcating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defalcating
you will have been defalcating
he/she/it will have been defalcating
we will have been defalcating
you will have been defalcating
they will have been defalcating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defalcating
you had been defalcating
he/she/it had been defalcating
we had been defalcating
you had been defalcating
they had been defalcating
Conditional
I would defalcate
you would defalcate
he/she/it would defalcate
we would defalcate
you would defalcate
they would defalcate
Past Conditional
I would have defalcated
you would have defalcated
he/she/it would have defalcated
we would have defalcated
you would have defalcated
they would have defalcated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defalcate - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own usedefalcate - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"
fiddle - commit fraud and steal from one's employer; "We found out that she had been fiddling for years"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
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The investigation of the case revealed involvement of sixteen accused including Government servants, contractors, politicians and terrorists of the DHD(J) in conspiring to defalcate huge amounts of developmental funds allocated to the North Cachar Hills Council (now Dimahasao district) for the procurement of Arms and for other activities of the terrorist gang, the DHD(J) in order to wage war against the State, said an official release.