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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Definitions for defalcate

  1. to steal or misuse money or property entrusted to one's care

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Citations for defalcate
The stockbroker defalcated millions from investment clients. ,
Origin of defalcate
1530-1540
c 1540, from Latin defalcere, from de- + falx/falcem "sickle, scythe"