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defalcating


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defalcate  \De*fal"cate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Defalcated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Defalcating}.]  [LL.  defalcatus  p.  p.  of 
  defalcare  to  deduct,  orig.,  to  cut  off  with  a  sickle;  L.  de- 
  +  falx,  falcis,  a  sickle.  See  {Falchion}.] 
  To  cut  off  to  take  away  or  deduct  a  part  of  --  used  chiefly 
  of  money,  accounts,  rents,  income,  etc 
 
  To  show  what  may  be  practicably  and  safely  defalcated 
  from  them  [the  estimates].  --Burke. 




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