Peculate



[pek-yuh-leyt] /ˈpɛk yəˌleɪt/

verb (used with or without object), peculated, peculating.
1.
to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one’s care); embezzle.
/ˈpɛkjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to appropriate or embezzle (public money)
v.

1749, from Latin peculatus, past participle of peculari “to embezzle,” from peculum “private property,” originally “cattle” (see peculiar). Related: Peculated; peculating; peculator.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Peculator

    [pek-yuh-leyt] /ˈpɛk yəˌleɪt/ verb (used with or without object), peculated, peculating. 1. to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one’s care); embezzle. /ˈpɛkjʊˌleɪt/ verb 1. to appropriate or embezzle (public money) v. 1749, from Latin peculatus, past participle of peculari “to embezzle,” from peculum “private property,” originally “cattle” (see […]

  • Peculiar-institution

    noun 1. black slavery in the southern U.S. before the Civil War. noun a term for black slavery in southern US prior to the Civil War



  • Peculiarity

    [pi-kyoo-lee-ar-i-tee, -kyool-yar-] /pɪˌkyʊ liˈær ɪ ti, -kyulˈyær-/ noun, plural peculiarities. 1. a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual. 2. oddity; singularity; eccentricity. 3. a distinguishing quality or characteristic. 4. the quality or condition of being . /pɪˌkjuːlɪˈærɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. a strange or unusual habit or characteristic 2. a distinguishing […]

  • Peculiarize

    [pi-kyool-yuh-rahyz] /pɪˈkyul yəˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), peculiarized, peculiarizing. 1. to make , unusual, distinguished, etc.



Disclaimer: Peculate definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.