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 (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.
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(ˌdi fælˈkeɪ ʃən, -fɔl-)

1. misappropriation of funds held by a trustee or other fiduciary.
2. the sum misappropriated.
[1425–75; deduction from wages < Medieval Latin dēfalcātiō=dēfalcā(re) to mow, cut down, diminish (Latin - de- + -falcāre, derivative of falx sickle)]
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1. unauthorized appropriation of money; embezzlement.
2. the sum embezzled.
See also: Crime
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defalcation - the sum of money that is misappropriated
amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money - a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
2.defalcation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone elsedefalcation - 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"
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[ˌdiːfælˈkeɪʃən] Ndesfalco m
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Howbeit, I enabled him to make good his defalcation--in the city they consider a defalcation made good when the money is replaced--and to go to New York.
Another prominent feature is the love of 'smart' dealing: which gilds over many a swindle and gross breach of trust; many a defalcation, public and private; and enables many a knave to hold his head up with the best, who well deserves a halter; though it has not been without its retributive operation, for this smartness has done more in a few years to impair the public credit, and to cripple the public resources, than dull honesty, however rash, could have effected in a century.
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The motives on the part of the State governments, to augment their prerogatives by defalcations from the federal government, will be overruled by no reciprocal predispositions in the members.
When I heard of this villainous business, his flight, and his leaving his partner to face the storm, above all that my old friend had been driven to surrender his income in order to make up for my brother's defalcations, I felt that now indeed I had a need for it.
As a result, cannabis clients deal primarily in cash, increasing the risk of both unreported revenue and defalcation, which increases a CPA's professional liability risk, irrespective of the service provided to the business.
Lower courts have also held that the exception to discharge for debts "for willful and malicious injury" in [section] 523(a)(6) applies to debts arising from a debtors knowing receipt of an intentionally fraudulent transfer; (11) and that the exception for debts "for fraud or defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity" in [section] 523(a)(4) may cover debts incurred by a debtor who fraudulently transferred property of an insolvent corporation of which he was an insider.
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Where the Department of Labor obtained a pre-bankruptcy judgment against a debtor in a case arising under ERISA and the department sought to have the judgment debt declared nondischargeable, summary judgment for the department is affirmed because the findings supported the conclusion that the debtor committed defalcation when he chose to use plan assets to pay himself and other corporate expenses instead of remitting those assets to a healthcare benefits provider.
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