defalcate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To misuse funds; embezzle.
    • To dedicate defalcation; to embezzle money held in trust.
  • verb:
    • To misappropriate resources; to embezzle.
    • appropriate (as property entrusted to 1's treatment) fraudulently to one's very own use
  • verb-transitive:
    • To take off; to remove or deduct a part of; -- used chiefly of money, reports, rents, income, etc.
  • others:
    • To stop; eliminate or subtract part of; curtail: utilized chiefly of cash, records, rents, earnings, etc.
    • become bad of defalcation; default in one single's records.
    • Curtailed.

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    • embezzle (resources you're entrusted with)
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