from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To embezzle (funds) or engage in embezzlement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To embezzle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To appropriate to one's own use the property of the public; to steal public moneys intrusted to one's care; to embezzle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To appropriate to one′ s own use money or goods intrusted to one′ s care; embezzle; pilfer; steal: originally, as in the Roman law, denoting embezzlement of moneys of the state.
- n. Peculation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
Latin pecūlārī, pecūlāt-, from pecūlium, private property; see peku- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin peculatus. (Wiktionary)