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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.
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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
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de•fal•cate

(dɪˈfæl keɪt, -ˈfɔl-)

v.i. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to be guilty of defalcation.
[1530–40]
de•fal′ca•tor, n.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Wickfield might now wind up his business, and his agency-trust, and exhibit no deficiency or defalcation whatever.'
This dismissal was engineered to cover the tracks of the large scale defalcations and stop development on grounds of "dispute".
Money owed to the CSB and former clients The Clients' Security Board (CSB) is a seven-attorney board whose members distribute funds to compensate individuals for losses caused by lawyers' defalcations (S.J.C.
Industry understanding was that the limitations in paragraph 1(a) and the language in paragraph (2) specifying "your funds or documents" would generally limit CPL claims to defalcations of the lender's funds, handling of lender's funds (as opposed to, for example, funds due to the seller), and instructions and documents directly related to title issues.
Dodd, "Some Suggestions As to the Discovery and Prevention of Defalcations and An Auditor's Point of View," The Accountant, May 1903, pp.
We hear a lot these days about identity theft, internet fraud, email scams or Wall-Street defalcations, but the truth is most organizations are more vulnerable to fraud than they might think.
At issue were competing claims that such audits would help clients avoid defalcations by dishonest attorneys and that the audits could reveal information about clients in transactions not insured by the auditing company, in violation of Bar rules about protecting all information involved in a representation.