HyperDic: embezzlement

English > 1 sense of the word embezzlement:
NOUNactembezzlement, peculation, defalcation, misapplication, misappropriationthe fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
embezzlement > pronunciation
Soundsehmbeh'zahlmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > embezzlement: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else.
Synonymspeculation, defalcation, misapplication, misappropriation
NarrowerplunderageThe act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
raidAn attempt by speculators to defraud investors
Broaderlarceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealingThe act of taking something from someone unlawfully
Spanishapropiación indebida, apropiación, desfalco, malversación, peculado
Catalandesfalcament, desfalc, malversació
Verbsembezzleappropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

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