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. A few accessory odds and ends were sold.
True, I to a certain extent disobeyed orders, but never did I commit theft or embezzlement." Nevertheless the affair lost him his character.
Anne's of embezzlement, or your own relatives and equals of theft?" Mr.
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."
Madame Aubain looked over her accounts and soon discovered his numerous embezzlements; sales of wood which had been concealed from her, false receipts, etc.
The appellate court found that the crime of embezzlement from a federal credit union was within the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts, but that a prosecution for the lesser included offense of larceny by embezzlement was not barred in the state courts.
Judgement is awaited in four more fodder scam cases pending before the court which include RC 38A/96 (embezzlement of Rs 30 million - Dh1.75 million), RC 64A/96 (embezzlement of Rs 9 million), RC 68A/96 (embezzlement of Rs 330 million) and RC 47A/96 which involves embezzlement of around Rs 1.5 billion.
He was charged in absentia in the Court of First Instance with embezzlement, forgery and the use of forged documents.
Speaking to reporters here in Tehran on Tuesday, Mehman-Parast said that Tehran has taken action through different channels to return the former Iranian Bank Melli chief, who fled from Iran to Canada during an embezzlement scandal, and has summoned Canada's charge d'affaires in Tehran to the same end.
HAMMAMET (TAP) - The creation of an independent and permanent structure to combat corruption and embezzlement is the major recommendation issued at the end of works of the international conference held from September 22 to 24 in Hammamet by the National Fact-Finding Committee on Corruption and Embezzlement.
Tough punishments against bribery and embezzlement in Bahrain's private sector have been approved by MPs.