defalcate

verb
de·fal·cate | \di-ˈfal-ˌkāt, -ˈfȯl-, dē-;ˈde-fəl- \
defalcated; defalcating

Definition of defalcate 

intransitive verb

: to engage in embezzlement

Other Words from defalcate

defalcator \-ˌkā-tər \ noun

First Known Use of defalcate

1541, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for defalcate

Medieval Latin defalcatus, past participle of defalcare, from Latin de- + falc-, falx sickle

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defalcate

intransitive verb
de·fal·cate | \di-ˈfal-ˌkāt, -ˈfȯl-, dē-; ˈde-fəl-ˌkāt \
defalcated; defalcating

Legal Definition of defalcate 

: to commit defalcation — compare embezzle

Other Words from defalcate

defalcator \-ˌkā-tər \ noun

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