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 (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.


(ˌdi fælˈkeɪ ʃən, -fɔl-)

1. misappropriation of funds held by a trustee or other fiduciary.
2. the sum misappropriated.
[1425–75; deduction from wages < Medieval Latin dēfalcātiō=dēfalcā(re) to mow, cut down, diminish (Latin - de- + -falcāre, derivative of falx sickle)]


1. unauthorized appropriation of money; embezzlement.
2. the sum embezzled.
See also: Crime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defalcation - the sum of money that is misappropriated
amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money - a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
2.defalcation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone elsedefalcation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
raid - an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
plunderage - the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"


[ˌdiːfælˈkeɪʃən] Ndesfalco m
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Wickfield might now wind up his business, and his agency-trust, and exhibit no deficiency or defalcation whatever.
Howbeit, I enabled him to make good his defalcation--in the city they consider a defalcation made good when the money is replaced--and to go to New York.
Another prominent feature is the love of 'smart' dealing: which gilds over many a swindle and gross breach of trust; many a defalcation, public and private; and enables many a knave to hold his head up with the best, who well deserves a halter; though it has not been without its retributive operation, for this smartness has done more in a few years to impair the public credit, and to cripple the public resources, than dull honesty, however rash, could have effected in a century.
The motives on the part of the State governments, to augment their prerogatives by defalcations from the federal government, will be overruled by no reciprocal predispositions in the members.
When I heard of this villainous business, his flight, and his leaving his partner to face the storm, above all that my old friend had been driven to surrender his income in order to make up for my brother's defalcations, I felt that now indeed I had a need for it.
Ainsi, les propositions portent sur la defalcation de 268,9 ha de la surface de sept ZET, a savoir Matares-Chenoua (20 ha), Corniche de Chenoua (74 ha), Grand et Petit Vichy a Sidi Ghiles et Hadjret Ennos (61 ha), Messelmoun-Oued Sebt (45,5 ha), Khechni (35 ha), Damous (3,8 ha) et Gouraya (29,5 ha).
Selon des communiques de cette federation et de l'union regionale de l'UMT, les manifestants font savoir que le president de la chambre en question [beaucoup moins que]continue a ignorer le principe du dialogue, a recourir aux manieres et a proceder a la defalcation de leurs salaires, d'une maniere arbitraire[beaucoup plus grand que].
An equally unfortunate but common assumption is that CPLs cover all acts of fraud, theft and defalcation.
This committee's best intention can be thwarted by the dishonest lawyer who is engaged in the defalcation, the embezzlement, the theft that title companies have borne the brunt of," said Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Chair Peggy Rolando, testifying before the committee.
It was exposed by one of the TV channels how Law Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife are involved in defalcation of funds meant for handicapped people.
Institutional reputation, alumni relations, endowment growth, employee productivity, and even enrollment, can all be negatively affected by a major defalcation.
It's important that the firm has Securities Investor Protection Corporation insurance or some other form of insurance should a defalcation occur.