Defalcating
Defalcate De*fal"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defalcated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defalcating}.] [LL. defalcatus, p. p. of defalcare to deduct, orig., to cut off with a sickle; L. de- + falx, falcis, a sickle. See {Falchion}.] To cut off; to take away or deduct a part of; -- used chiefly of money, accounts, rents, income, etc. [1913 Webster]

To show what may be practicably and safely defalcated from them [the estimates]. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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  • defalcating — v. embezzle, steal money …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Defalcate — De*fal cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defalcated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defalcating}.] [LL. defalcatus, p. p. of defalcare to deduct, orig., to cut off with a sickle; L. de + falx, falcis, a sickle. See {Falchion}.] To cut off; to take away or deduct a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Defalcate — De*fal cate, v. i. To commit defalcation; to embezzle money held in trust. Some partner defalcating, or the like. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Defalcated — Defalcate De*fal cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defalcated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defalcating}.] [LL. defalcatus, p. p. of defalcare to deduct, orig., to cut off with a sickle; L. de + falx, falcis, a sickle. See {Falchion}.] To cut off; to take away or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defalcate — defalcator, n. /di fal kayt, fawl /, v.i., defalcated, defalcating. Law. to be guilty of defalcation. [1530 40; < ML defalcatus (ptp. of defalcare to cut off), equiv. to de DE + falcatus; see FALCATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • defalcate — /ˈdifælkeɪt/ (say deefalkayt) verb (i) (defalcated, defalcating) Law to be guilty of defalcation. {Medieval Latin dēfalcātus, past participle} –defalcator, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • defalcate — [dē fal′kāt΄, dēfôl′kāt΄, di fal′kāt, difôl′kāt] vi. defalcated, defalcating [< ML defalcatus, pp. of defalcare, to cut off: see DE & FALCATE] to steal or misuse funds entrusted to one s care; embezzle defalcator n …   English World dictionary

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