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DEFALCATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does defalcation mean? 

DEFALCATION (noun)
  The noun DEFALCATION has 2 senses:

1. the sum of money that is misappropriated
2. the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

  Familiarity information: DEFALCATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEFALCATION (noun)


Sense 1defalcation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sum of money that is misappropriated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("defalcation" is a kind of...):

amount; amount of money; sum; sum of money (a quantity of money)


Sense 2defalcation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

embezzlement; misappropriation; peculation; defalcation; misapplication

Hypernyms ("defalcation" is a kind of...):

larceny; stealing; theft; thievery; thieving (the act of taking something from someone unlawfully)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "defalcation"):

raid (an attempt by speculators to defraud investors)

plunderage (the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard))


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