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Definition 1: appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use - [verb of possession]

Samples where defalcate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

Synonyms for defalcate in the sense of this definition

(defalcate is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

(... is a kind of defalcate ) commit fraud and steal from one's employer

"We found out that she had been fiddling for years"

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