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EMBEZZLEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does embezzlement mean? 

EMBEZZLEMENT (noun)
  The noun EMBEZZLEMENT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: EMBEZZLEMENT used as a noun is very rare.


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EMBEZZLEMENT (noun)


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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 ("embezzlement" 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 "embezzlement"):

raid (an attempt by speculators to defraud investors)

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


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