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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Definitions for peculate

  1. to steal money or goods entrusted to one; embezzle

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Citations for peculate
Not surprisingly, they use their positions to demand bribes and peculate public funds. Christian Parenti, The Nation
Origin of peculate
1740-1750
by 1715, from Latin peculatus/ peculari "to embezzle," from peculum "private property"