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embezzle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embezzle  \Em*bez"zle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Embezzled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Embezzling}.]  [Norm.  F.  embeseiller  to  destroy;  cf 
  OF  besillier  to  ill  treat,  ravage,  destroy.  Cf  {Bezzle}.] 
  1.  To  appropriate  fraudulently  to  one's  own  use  as  property 
  intrusted  to  one's  care  to  apply  to  one's  private  uses  by 
  a  breach  of  trust;  as  to  embezzle  money  held  in  trust. 
 
  2.  To  misappropriate;  to  waste;  to  dissipate  in  extravagance. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  To  embezzle  our  money  in  drinking  or  gaming. 
  --Sharp. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embezzle 
  v  :  appropriate  (as  property  entrusted  to  one's  care) 
  fraudulently  to  one's  own  use  [syn:  {peculate},  {misappropriate}] 




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