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
References in classic literature ?
Some of the stewards (there were semiliterate foremen among them) listened with alarm, supposing these words to mean that the young count was displeased with their management and embezzlement of money, some after their first fright were amused by Pierre's lisp and the new words they had not heard before, others simply enjoyed hearing how the master talked, while the cleverest among them, including the chief steward, understood from this speech how they could best handle the master for their own ends.
A close watch had to be kept upon all the poor remnants and fragments, to prevent embezzlement.
True, I to a certain extent disobeyed orders, but never did I commit theft or embezzlement.
Anne's of embezzlement, or your own relatives and equals of theft?
Passing on, the policeman halted before the Harrogate group and said: "Samuel Harrogate, I arrest you in the name of the law for embezzlement of the funds of the Hull and Huddersfield Bank.
Abdul Hamid Al Kumity of Al Kumity Advocates and Legal Consultants, a Dubai-based senior lawyer, told Gulf News: "The new law has defined the legal consequences of embezzlement precisely and now there is a clear benchmark to deal with these cases.
A Swedish man accused of stealing a rare, million-dollar Ferrari sports car and wrecking it on Pacific Coast Highway was ordered Monday to stand trial on embezzlement, grand theft auto and other charges.
When employees or volunteers are involved in an ongoing embezzlement scheme, they often don't take vacation time or offered promotions so they can continue to hide their theft.
After she died, her children sued their stepfather, alleging embezzlement of her separate assets prior to her death.
This unfortunate business owner had fallen victim to a computer manipulation crime, an offense that involves changing data or creating records in a computer system to commit another crime,(1) in this scenario, embezzlement.
announced today that it has released The Marquet Report On Embezzlement - its annual study of major embezzlement cases in the United States.
Islamabad -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has taken notice of the embezzlement in funds received under Tuberculosis Control program and provision of the funds to a private hospital.