peculation

listen to the pronunciation of peculation
İngilizce - İngilizce
The wrongful appropriation or embezzlement of shared or public property, usually by a person entrusted with the guardianship of that property

It was a feature of Athens’ democratic constitution that at the end of their year in office Athenian officials had to submit an account of their service, financial and otherwise, to public scrutiny. Ephialtes took the opportunity to bring charges of peculation against the outgoing archons who were about to enter the Areopagus and succeeded in having them removed from that council.

{n} embezzlement of public money
In the law, embezzlement of public or government property
The wrongful appropriation of shared or public property, especially by a person entrusted with the guardianship of that property
the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
{i} embezzlement, stealing
The act or practice of peculating, or of defrauding the public by appropriating to one's own use the money or goods intrusted to one's care for management or disbursement; embezzlement
peculate
{v} to defraud the public of property entrusted to one's care
peculate
To appropriate to one's own use the property of the public; to steal public moneys intrusted to one's care; to embezzle
peculate
{f} embezzle, steal
peculate
To embezzle
peculate
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"
peculation

    Telaffuz

    Etimoloji

    [ 'pe-ky&-"lAt ] (transitive verb.) 1802. From Latin peculatus (“embezzlement”), from past participle stem of peculor (“to defraud the public”), related to peculium (“property in cattle", "private property”), from pecu (“cattle", "money”).

    Günün kelimesi

    fait accompli