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peculation

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noun pec·u·la·tion \ˌpe-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Legal Definition of peculation

  1. :  misappropriation especially of public funds

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Origin and Etymology of peculation

Late Latin peculation- peculatio, from Latin peculari to embezzle, from peculium private property, from pecu cattle


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