defalcate

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

Definition of defalcate

defalcated

defalcating

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  deduct, curtail

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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


First Known Use: 1541


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defalcate

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

Legal Definition of defalcate

defalcated

defalcating

  1. :  to commit defalcation — compare embezzle

defalcator

\-ˌkā-tər\ play noun

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