Sentence Examples

  • He was tried by a court of inquiry, who found that his conduct to natives had been "unjustifiable and oppressive," that he had used abusive language to his native officers and personal violence to his men, and that his system of accounts was "calculated to screen peculation and fraud."
  • When, as sometimes happens, those revenues have been dissipated by peculation, neglect or change of times, the caravanserai passes through downward stages of dilapidation to total ruin (of which only too many examples may be seen) unless some new charity intervene to repair and renew it.
  • Accused of peculation, he was threatened with imprisonment unless he paid a fine of 10o,000 pieces of gold.
  • But when he declined even under torture to confess that he had been guilty of extensive peculation, he was finally released.
  • A charge of peculation, unproved, was made against him in connexion with this expedition and he was placed on half-pay.

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