embezzle[em bez′əl, im-]
An example of embezzle is if you reroute company and client money into your own bank account.
transitive verbem·bez·zled, em·bez·zling, em·bez·zles
Origin of embezzleMiddle English embesilen, from Anglo-Norman enbesiler : Old French en-, intensive pref.; see en–1 + Old French besillier, to ravage.
(third-person singular simple present embezzles, present participle embezzling, simple past and past participle embezzled)
1469, from Anglo-Norman embesiler (“to steal, cause to disappear”) (1305), from Old French besillier (“torment, destroy, gouge”), of unknown origin.
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