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de·fal·cate

 (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.

defalcate

(ˈdiːfælˌkeɪt)
vb
(Law) (intr) law to misuse or misappropriate property or funds entrusted to one
[C15: from Medieval Latin dēfalcāre to cut off, from Latin de- + falx sickle]
ˌdefalˈcation n
ˈdefalˌcator n

de•fal•cate

(dɪˈfæl keɪt, -ˈfɔl-)

v.i. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to be guilty of defalcation.
[1530–40]
de•fal′ca•tor, n.

defalcate


Past participle: defalcated
Gerund: defalcating

Imperative
defalcate
defalcate
Present
I defalcate
you defalcate
he/she/it defalcates
we defalcate
you defalcate
they defalcate
Preterite
I defalcated
you defalcated
he/she/it defalcated
we defalcated
you defalcated
they defalcated
Present Continuous
I am defalcating
you are defalcating
he/she/it is defalcating
we are defalcating
you are defalcating
they are defalcating
Present Perfect
I have defalcated
you have defalcated
he/she/it has defalcated
we have defalcated
you have defalcated
they have defalcated
Past Continuous
I was defalcating
you were defalcating
he/she/it was defalcating
we were defalcating
you were defalcating
they were defalcating
Past Perfect
I had defalcated
you had defalcated
he/she/it had defalcated
we had defalcated
you had defalcated
they had defalcated
Future
I will defalcate
you will defalcate
he/she/it will defalcate
we will defalcate
you will defalcate
they will defalcate
Future Perfect
I will have defalcated
you will have defalcated
he/she/it will have defalcated
we will have defalcated
you will have defalcated
they will have defalcated
Future Continuous
I will be defalcating
you will be defalcating
he/she/it will be defalcating
we will be defalcating
you will be defalcating
they will be defalcating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defalcating
you have been defalcating
he/she/it has been defalcating
we have been defalcating
you have been defalcating
they have been defalcating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defalcating
you will have been defalcating
he/she/it will have been defalcating
we will have been defalcating
you will have been defalcating
they will have been defalcating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defalcating
you had been defalcating
he/she/it had been defalcating
we had been defalcating
you had been defalcating
they had been defalcating
Conditional
I would defalcate
you would defalcate
he/she/it would defalcate
we would defalcate
you would defalcate
they would defalcate
Past Conditional
I would have defalcated
you would have defalcated
he/she/it would have defalcated
we would have defalcated
you would have defalcated
they would have defalcated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defalcate - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own usedefalcate - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"
fiddle - commit fraud and steal from one's employer; "We found out that she had been fiddling for years"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"