defalcation

  • 1défalcation — [ 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

  • 2defalcation — de·fal·ca·tion /ˌdē ˌfal kā shən, ˌfȯl , di ; ˌde fəl kā shən/ n [earlier, deduction, lessening, shortcoming, from Medieval Latin defalcatio discounting of debt, from defalcare to cut down, deduct, from Latin de away from + falc , falx sickle] 1 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3defalcation — de‧fal‧ca‧tion [ˌdiːfælˈkeɪʆn ǁ ˌdɪːfælˈkeɪʆn, ˌdefl ] noun [uncountable] LAW when someone who has been trusted to take care of money steals it or uses it dishonestly * * * defalcation UK US /ˌdiːfælˈkeɪʃən/ noun [U] ► LAW the taking or… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4défalcation — DÉFALCATION. s. f. Déduction, retranchement. Sur le produit de cette terre, il faut faire la défalcation des faux frais …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5Defalcation — De fal*ca tion, n. [LL. defalcatio: cf. F. d[ e]falcation.] 1. A lopping off; a diminution; abatement; deficit. Specifically: Reduction of a claim by deducting a counterclaim; set off. Abbott. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is lopped off,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Defalcation — Defalcation, lat., Abschneiden, Abziehen, Verkürzen; Verb: defalciren …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7defalcation — mid 15c., from M.L. defalcationem (nom. defalcatio), from pp. stem of defalcare, from DE (Cf. de ) + L. falx, falcem sickle, scythe, pruning hook …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8defalcation — [dē΄fal kā′shən, dē΄fôlkā′shən] n. [ML defalcatio: see DEFALCATE] 1. embezzlement 2. the amount embezzled …

    English World dictionary

  • 9Defalcation — A defalcation is an amount of funds misappropriated by a person trusted with its charge; also, the act of misappropriation, or an instance thereof. The term is more specifically used by the United States Bankruptcy Code to describe a category of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10defalcation — Including embezzlement and misappropriation but a broader term than either. Re Butts (DC NY) 120 F 966, 970. As used in the provision of the bankruptcy act excepting debts created by defalcation from the effect of a discharge, defalcation was… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 11Defalcation — 1. Combining two or more debts to create one total debt. Defalcation can be legally carried out upon request or in death of one of the parties. 2. Theft or misuse of funds which were under the control of the defalcator but not owned by them.… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 12DÉFALCATION — s. f. Déduction, retranchement. Faites, sur les produits de cette terre, la défalcation des faux frais …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13DÉFALCATION — n. f. Action de défalquer. Faites, sur les produits de cette terre, la défalcation des faux frais …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14defalcation — /dee fal kay sheuhn, fawl /, n. Law. 1. misappropriation of money or funds held by an official, trustee, or other fiduciary. 2. the sum misappropriated. [1425 75; late ME: deduction from wages ( < MF) < ML defalcation (s. of defalcatio) a taking&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 15defalcation — /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&#8230; …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16defalcation — /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&#8230; …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17defalcation — noun Date: 15th century 1. archaic deduction 2. the act or an instance of embezzling 3. a failure to meet a promise or an expectation …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18defalcation — noun a) The act of cancelling part of a claim by deducting a smaller claim which the claimant owes to the defendant. b) embezzlement See Also: defalcate, falcate …

    Wiktionary

  • 19défalcation — (dé fal ka sion) s. f. Action de défalquer. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Défalquer …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20defalcation — Synonyms and related words: abuse, abuse of office, arrear, arrearage, arrears, befoulment, break, conversion, corrupt administration, debasement, decline, default, defect, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, defilement, delinquency, desecration …

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