Defalk
Defalk \De*falk"\, v. t. [F. d['e]falquer. See {Defalcate}.] To lop off; to abate. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • defalk — To set off one claim against another; to deduct a debt due to one from a debt which one owes. This verb corresponds only to the second meaning of defalcation as given above; i.e. a public officer or trustee who misappropriates or embezzles funds… …   Black's law dictionary

  • defalk — To set off one claim against another; to deduct a debt due to one from a debt which one owes. This verb corresponds only to the second meaning of defalcation as given above; i.e. a public officer or trustee who misappropriates or embezzles funds… …   Black's law dictionary

  • defalk — verb To reduce by deducting a part, especially when used in a financial sense …   Wiktionary

  • defalk — de·falk …   English syllables

  • defalk — də̇ˈfȯlk, dēˈ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English defalken, from Middle French defalquer, from Medieval Latin defalcare more at defalcate archaic : defalcate …   Useful english dictionary

  • défalcation — [ defalkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1307; lat. médiév. defalcatio, de defalcare ♦ Action de défalquer. ⇒ décompte, déduction. Défalcation faite des frais, il vous reste tant. ● défalcation nom féminin (latin médiéval defalcatio, onis) Action de défalquer ;… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • défalquer — [ defalke ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1384; lat. médiév. defalcare « couper avec la faux » ♦ Retrancher d une somme, d une quantité. ⇒ décompter, déduire . Défalquer ses frais d une somme à payer. ⊗ CONTR. Ajouter, augmenter. ● défalquer verbe …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • defalcation — /diyfolkeyshan/ The act of a defaulter; act of embezzling; failure to meet an obligation; misappropriation of trust funds or money held in any fiduciary capacity; failure to properly account for such funds. Commonly spoken of officers of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • defalcation — /diyfolkeyshan/ The act of a defaulter; act of embezzling; failure to meet an obligation; misappropriation of trust funds or money held in any fiduciary capacity; failure to properly account for such funds. Commonly spoken of officers of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • recoup — recoup, or recoupe /rakuwp/ To deduct, defalk, discount, set off, or keep back; to withhold part of a demand. See recoupment …   Black's law dictionary

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