defalcate

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

Definition of defalcate

defalcated; defalcating
transitive verb
archaic :deduct, curtail
intransitive verb
:to engage in embezzlement

defalcator

play \-ˌkā-tər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of defalcate

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


Law Dictionary

defalcate

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

legal Definition of defalcate

defalcated; defalcating
:to commit defalcation — compare embezzle

defalcator

play \-ˌkā-tər\ noun


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