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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of peculate.

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Examples

  • Recovery of peculated property is now extended to the ultimate recipients as well as the original thieves — anyone convicted in the court cannot address any public meeting anywhere — men of the Latin Rights who successfully prosecute a malefactor will be rewarded with the full Roman citizenship — and there is now a recess inserted into the middle of the trial proceedings.

    The First Man in Rome

  • From now on — if the law is passed, which I suppose it will be — the State will be able to recover damages or misappropriated property or peculated funds from their ultimate recipients as well as from the original culprits.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Helpless beyond measure in all the duties of practical statesmanship, its members or their dependants have given proof of remarkable energy in the single department of peculation; and there, not content with the slow methods of the old-fashioned defaulter, who helped himself only to what there was, they have contrived to steal what there was going to be, and have peculated in advance by a kind of official post-obit.

    The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V Political Essays

  • I thought it right we should show that his officers, if they professed to obey his orders, had peculated.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • Not that he had peculated on the public treasury; his good sense and pride forbade a resort to this manœuvre of weak minds; but by resorting to loans and the costly operations of the bank, to provide the funds of war, and being still connected with the house to which he addressed himself for much the greater part of his negotiations.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2

  • "He had never bartered promotion in the army for bribes, nor peculated in the supplies of provisions for the army." l.v. c. xxxiv.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 3

  • Therefore the Commons did well and wisely, when they sent us here, not to attack this or that servant who may have peculated, but to punish the man who was sent to reform abuses, and to make Bengal furnish to the world a brilliant example of British justice.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 12 (of 12)

  • - Earlier today we s peculated on whether the UFC's injury curse may in fact still be lingering after hearing a rumor that Vitor Belfort was set to pull out of his UFC 112 title fight with Anderson Silva due to a shoulder injury.

    BallHype - Top Sports News, Videos, and Blogs

  • “He had never bartered promotion in the army for bribes, nor peculated in the supplies of provisions for the army.” l.v. c.xxxiv. —

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • In affairs of public interest we often know, or fancy that we know, down to every exact detail, how a thing has been done -- who have given the bribes and who have taken them -- who has told the lie and who has pretended to believe it -- who has peculated and how the public purse has suffered -- who was in love with such a one's wife and how the matter was detected, then smothered up, and condoned; but there is no official knowledge, and nothing can be done.

    Lady Anna

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