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embezzlement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embezzlement  \Em*bez"zle*ment\,  n. 
  The  fraudulent  appropriation  of  property  by  a  person  to  whom 
  it  has  been  intrusted;  as  the  embezzlement  by  a  clerk  of  his 
  employer's;  embezzlement  of  public  funds  by  the  public 
  officer  having  them  in  charge. 
 
  Note:  Larceny  denotes  a  taking,  by  fraud  or  stealth,  from 
  another's  possession;  embezzlement  denotes  an 
  appropriation,  by  fraud  or  stealth,  of  property  already 
  in  the  wrongdoer's  possession.  In  England  and  in  most 
  of  the  United  States  embezzlement  is  made  indictable  by 
  statute. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embezzlement 
  n  :  the  fraudulent  appropriation  of  funds  or  property  entrusted 
  to  your  care  but  actually  owned  by  someone  else  [syn:  {peculation}, 
  {defalcation},  {misapplication},  {misappropriation}] 




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