Peculation

  • 1 peculation — pec·u·la·tion /ˌpe kyə lā shən/ n [Late Latin peculation peculatio, from Latin peculari to embezzle, from peculium private property, from pecu cattle]: misappropriation esp. of public funds Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… …

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  • 2 peculation — pec‧u‧la‧tion [ˌpekjˈleɪʆn] noun [uncountable] LAW the act of dishonestly using or taking money, especially from a public organization that you work for; = EMBEZZLEMENT * * * peculation UK US /ˌpekjʊˈleɪʃən/ noun [U] LAW ► the act of illegally… …

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  • 3 Peculation — Pec u*la tion, n. The act or practice of peculating, or of defrauding the public by appropriating to one s own use the money or goods intrusted to one s care for management or disbursement; embezzlement. [1913 Webster] Every British subject …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 peculation — noun /pɛkjʊˈleɪʃən/ The wrongful appropriation or embezzlement of shared or public property, usually by a person entrusted with the guardianship of that property. She considered herself engaged to be married to a Scotch propaganda officer who had …

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  • 5 peculation — noun see peculate …

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  • 6 peculation — See peculate. * * * …

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  • 7 peculation — pec·u·la·tion || pekjÉ™ leɪʃn / jÊŠ n. embezzlement, stealing …

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  • 8 peculation — [pɛkjʊ leɪʃ(ə)n] noun formal the embezzlement of public funds. Derivatives peculate verb peculator noun Origin C17: from L. peculat , peculari peculate …

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  • 9 peculation — n. Embezzlement, pilfering, theft …

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  • 10 peculation — pec·u·la·tion …

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  • 11 peculation — The unlawful appropriation, by a depositary of public funds, of the property of the government intrusted to his care, to his own use, or that of others. The fraudulent misappropriation by one to his own use of money or goods intrusted to his care …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 peculation — The betrayal of an official trust by embezzlement or other fraud commuted by a public officer in misapplying public property. Bork v People, 91 NY 5, 16 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 13 peculation — noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else • Syn: ↑embezzlement, ↑defalcation, ↑misapplication, ↑misappropriation • Derivationally related forms: ↑misappropriate (for: ↑ …

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  • 14 peculate — peculation, n. peculator, n. /pek yeuh layt /, v.t., v.i., peculated, peculating. to steal or take dishonestly (money, esp. public funds, or property entrusted to one s care); embezzle. [1740 50; v. use of peculate embezzlement (now obs.) < L… …

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  • 15 СПЕКУЛЯЦИЯ — ( peculation) 1) сделки на бирже, совершаемые с единственной целью извлечения прибыли из колебаний цен; 2) действие, противоположное хеджированию. Хеджирование влечет за собой сбалансирование между рынком реального товара и биржей, а любое… …

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  • 16 Embezzlement — Embezzler redirects here. For the film, see The Embezzler. Criminal law …

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  • 17 Santorini — Infobox Greek Isles name = Santorini native name = Σαντορίνη skyline = Santorinisunset.jpg sky caption = View across collapsed caldera coordinates = coord|36|25.2|N|25|25.9|E chain = Cyclades isles = area = 73 highest mount = elevation = periph …

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  • 18 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 19 Stealing — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Stealing >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 stealing stealing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 theft theft thievery latrociny| direption Sgm: N 1 abstraction abstraction appropriation Sgm: N 1 plagiary …

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  • 20 ἄκλοπον — ἄκλοπος not guilty of peculation masc/fem acc sg ἄκλοπος not guilty of peculation neut nom/voc/acc sg …

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