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Definitions and Synonyms of defalcation | Another word for defalcation | What is defalcation?

Definition 1: the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for defalcation in the sense of this definition

(defalcation is a kind of ...) the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

"the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

(... is a kind of defalcation ) an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

(... is a kind of defalcation ) the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)

Definition 2: the sum of money that is misappropriated - [noun denoting possession]

(defalcation is a kind of ...) a quantity of money

"he borrowed a large sum" "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

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