embezzlement


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em·bez·zle

 (ĕm-bĕz′əl)
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.

embezzlement

the misappropriation of funds that have been entrusted to one for care or management. Also called peculation. — embezzler, n.
See also: Theft
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embezzlement - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone elseembezzlement - 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"

embezzlement

noun misappropriation, stealing, robbing, fraud, pocketing, theft, robbery, nicking (slang, chiefly Brit.), pinching (informal), appropriation, siphoning off, thieving, pilfering, larceny, purloining, filching, pilferage, peculation, defalcation (Law) He was gaoled for six years for embezzlement of government funds.
Translations
إخْتِلاس
misbrug af betroede midlerunderslæb
sikkasztás
fjárdráttur
sprenevera
aşırmazimmetine geçirme

embezzlement

[ɪmˈbezlmənt] Nmalversación f (de fondos), desfalco m

embezzlement

[ɪmˈbɛzəlmənt] n [money] → détournement m de fonds

embezzlement

embezzlement

[ɪmˈbɛzlmənt] nappropriazione f indebita, malversazione f

embezzle

(imˈbezl) verb
to take dishonestly (money that has been entrusted to oneself). As the firm's accountant, he embezzled $20,000 in two years.
emˈbezzlement noun
emˈbezzler noun
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Anne's of embezzlement, or your own relatives and equals of theft?
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