Peculate meaning

pĕkyə-lāt
To embezzle (funds) or engage in embezzlement.
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To steal or misuse (money or property entrusted to one's care, esp. public funds); embezzle.
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Origin of peculate

  • Latin pecūlārī pecūlāt- from pecūlium private property peku- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin peculatus.

    From Wiktionary