embezzled embezzled adj. 1. taken for one's own use in violation of a trust; -- of money; as, the banker absconded with embezzled payroll; the embezzled funds amounted to millions of dollars.

Syn: misappropriated. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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