peculate

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verb pec·u·late \ˈpe-kyə-ˌlāt\

Definition of peculate

peculated

;

peculating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  embezzle

peculation

play \ˌpe-kyə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

peculator

play \ˈpe-kyə-ˌlā-tər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of peculate

Latin peculatus, past participle of peculari, from peculium


First Known Use: 1617

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