embezzlement

  • 1 embezzlement — I noun appropriation, breach of trust, cheating, defalcation, fraud, fraudulent appropriation, fraudulent appropriation of money, fraudulent conversion, larceny, malversation, misappropriation, peculation, pilfering, purloining, stealing, swindle …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Embezzlement — Em*bez zle*ment, n. The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted; as, the embezzlement by a clerk of his employer s money; embezzlement of public funds by the public officer having them in charge. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 embezzlement — 1540s, from EMBEZZLE (Cf. embezzle) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 embezzlement — [n] stealing money, often from employer abstraction, appropriation, defalcation, filching, fraud, larceny, misapplication, misappropriation, misuse, peculation, pilfer age, pilfering, purloining, skimming, theft, thieving; concept 139 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

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

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  • 6 embezzlement — embezzle em‧bez‧zle [ɪmˈbezl] verb [intransitive, transitive] LAW ACCOUNTING if someone embezzles money from the company or organization they work for, they steal it, perhaps over a period of time, and use it for themselves: • An American banker …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 Embezzlement — A form of white collar crime where a person misappropriates the assets entrusted to him or her. In this type of fraud the assets are attained lawfully and the embezzler has the right to possess them, but the assets are then used for unintended… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 8 embezzlement — n. 1) to commit embezzlement 2) embezzlement from * * * [ɪm bez(ə)lmənt] to commit embezzlement embezzlement from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 embezzlement — See embezzle. * * * Crime of fraudulently appropriating property entrusted to one s care and converting it to one s own use. It occurs when a person gains possession of goods lawfully and then misappropriates them. It thus stands in contrast to… …

    Universalium

  • 10 embezzlement — [[t]ɪmbe̱z(ə)lmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Embezzlement is the crime of embezzling money …

    English dictionary

  • 11 embezzlement — A form of theft in which an employee dishonestly appropriates money or property given to him or her on behalf of an employer. The special offence of embezzlement ceased to exist in 1969 …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 12 embezzlement — noun four corporate managers were indicted for embezzlement Syn: misappropriation, theft, stealing, robbery, thieving, pilfering, purloining, pilferage, appropriation, swindling; fraud, larceny …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 embezzlement — /ɪm bez(ə)lmənt/ noun the act of embezzling ● He was sent to prison for six months for embezzlement …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 14 embezzlement — The fraudulent appropriation of property by one lawfully entrusted with its possession. To embezzle means willfully to take, or convert to one s own use, another s money or property, of which the wrongdoer acquired possession lawfully, by reason… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 embezzlement — The fraudulent appropriation of property by one lawfully entrusted with its possession. To embezzle means willfully to take, or convert to one s own use, another s money or property, of which the wrongdoer acquired possession lawfully, by reason… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 embezzlement — A statutory offense, not a common law crime; the fraudulent appropriation or conversion by an agent, an employee, a corporate officer, a trustee, a public officer, or other person acting in a fiduciary capacity or character, of money or property …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 embezzlement — embezzle ► VERB ▪ steal or misappropriate (money placed in one s trust or under one s control). DERIVATIVES embezzlement noun embezzler noun. ORIGIN Old French embesiler, from besiler destroy, maltreat …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 embezzlement — noun see embezzle …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 embezzlement — noun The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner. See Also: embezzle …

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  • 20 embezzlement — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, abuse, abuse of office, annexation, appropriation, befoulment, boosting, conversion, conveyance, corrupt administration, debasement, defalcation, defilement, desecration, diversion, filching, fouling,… …

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