Definitions for: Embezzlement

[n] the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

Webster (1913) Definition: Em*bez"zle*ment, n.
The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom
it has been intrusted; as, the embezzlement by a clerk of his
employer's; embezzlement of public funds by the public
officer having them in charge.

Note: Larceny denotes a taking, by fraud or stealth, from
another's possession; embezzlement denotes an
appropriation, by fraud or stealth, of property already
in the wrongdoer's possession. In England and in most
of the United States embezzlement is made indictable by

Synonyms: defalcation, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation

See Also: larceny, plunderage, raid, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving

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