peculate

verb
pec·​u·​late | \ ˈpe-kyə-ˌlāt \
peculated; peculating

Definition of peculate

Other Words from peculate

peculation \ ˌpe-​kyə-​ˈlā-​shən \ noun
peculator \ ˈpe-​kyə-​ˌlā-​tər \ noun

First Known Use of peculate

1617, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peculate

Latin peculatus, past participle of peculari, from peculium

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