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tr.v. em·bez·zled, em·bez·zling, em·bez·zles
To take (money one has been entrusted with) for personal use.

[Middle English embesilen, from Anglo-Norman enbesiler : Old French en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + Old French besillier, to ravage.]

em·bez′zle·ment n.
em·bez′zler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.embezzled - taken for your own use in violation of a trustembezzled - taken for your own use in violation of a trust; "the banker absconded with embezzled funds"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
References in classic literature ?
If it should turn out that these suspicions are correct, and he has embezzled large sums, he must lie on his bed as he has made it.
In the yard, was the man with the shadowy grievance respecting the Fund which the Marshal embezzled, who had got up at five in the morning to complete the copying of a perfectly unintelligible history of that transaction, which he had committed to Mr Dorrit's care, as a document of the last importance, calculated to stun the Government and effect the Marshal's downfall.
It has been confided to him to invest, and he has embezzled it.
So I got #50 in money paid me that same night, and made an end of the bargain; nor did he ever know who I was, or where to inquire for me, so that if it had been discovered that part of the goods were embezzled, he could have made no challenge upon me for it.
One man whom I sent to America made his fortune, but he was not a social democrat; he was a clerk who had embezzled, and who applied to me for assistance under the impression that I considered it rather meritorious to rob the till of a capitalist.
A NAB prosecutor, Ashfaq Ahmad Daudzai, contended that the accused with a mala fide intention embezzled around Rs6.
The Administrative Assistant, Tandin Wangchuk, had embezzled Nu 0.
The Anti-Corruption Establishment officials said that the technical teams conducted an inquiry and inspected the project and found the officials guilty as they embezzled the money.
A woman bank employee embezzled Dh20 million to allegedly spend it on a man - who promised to marry her - and his brothers, the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard.
QUETTA: Hearing a mega corruption case in mineral department in Accountability Courton Tuesday, the accused submitted an application seeking to return the looted money he embezzled from the department.
Sylvia Rebecca Smith, of Louisville, Kentucky, was charged with one count of wire fraud for devising an embezzlement scheme to obtain money from Market Finders and then diverting those funds to PBS Insurance Underwriting Corporation, and two counts of failing to report embezzled funds as income on her tax returns.
Further auditing of all receipts provided by the Portuguese to the laboratory revealed that she had embezzled more than Dh375,000 from her workplace.