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tr. & intr.v. pec·u·lat·ed, pec·u·lat·ing, pec·u·lates
To embezzle (funds) or engage in embezzlement.

[Latin pecūlārī, pecūlāt-, from pecūlium, private property; see peku- in Indo-European roots.]

pec′u·la′tion n.
pec′u·la′tor n.


embezzlement. — peculator, n.
See also: Theft
See also: Crime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peculation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone elsepeculation - 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"


[ˌpekjʊˈleɪʃən] Ndesfalco m, peculado m
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Another ill effect of the exclusion would be the temptation to sordid views, to peculation, and, in some instances, to usurpation.
when he was impeached for peculation, as were a great number of other honest gentlemen of those days; and Walpole Crawley was, as need scarcely be said, son of John Churchill Crawley, named after the celebrated military commander of the reign of Queen Anne.
I find it impossible not to expect some depth of soul behind a deep grey eye with a long dark eyelash, in spite of an experience which has shown me that they may go along with deceit, peculation, and stupidity.
Scipio, charged with peculation, refuses to do himself so great a disgrace as to wait for justification, though he had the scroll of his accounts in his hands, but tears it to pieces before the tribunes.
This is how and why it is that the French system of administration, the purest and best on the globe has rendered robbery, as his Excellency has just told you, next to impossible, and as for peculation, it is a myth.
The Rating Watch Negative on the VR reflects that the bank maintains corporate governance challenges after a group of senior executives were imprisoned for peculation charges related to the approval of one troubled loan.
She was recently accused of peculation (embezzlement), which allows the authorities to keep her in custody for longer than was the case with the original accusation.
According to a senior forest officer, these two catchment areas have been developed keeping in mind the method of water conservation based on peculation theory to enhance the ground water table.
A huge structure was built over the past few days at Malin with local peculation it is a replica of the Millennium Falcon.
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The charges in the new case against Morsi, his aids, and other defendants include peculation of reports issued by general and military intelligence, army, homeland division of the Ministry of Interior and administrative supervisory authority, with the intention of delivering them to the Qatari intelligence agency and Qatari news network Al Jazeera.