peculate

verb
pec·​u·​late | \ ˈpe-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce peculate (audio) \
peculated; peculating

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Other Words from peculate

peculation \ ˌpe-​kyə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce peculate (audio) \ noun
peculator \ ˈpe-​kyə-​ˌlā-​tər How to pronounce peculate (audio) \ 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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“Peculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peculate. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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