1. the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
  2. the sum of money that is misappropriated
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How To Use defalcation In A Sentence

  • At worst, it seemed to be a species of con game - a conviction bolstered by the steadily rising number of frauds, defalcations and market manipulations.
  • His lifelong political enemy called him "the great incendiary" and a "master of the puppets", deplored his "obstinacy and inflexible disposition", and also accused him of "defalcation" a quaint expression for embezzlement. Dove's Eye View:
  • Sadly, fraud - be it simple defalcation or cybercrime - is endemic in business and no company is exempt. Times, Sunday Times
  • But the government school monopolists and Democrats want you to believe that protecting waste, incompetence and defalcation is for the children! Sound Politics: Eliminating accountability ... for the children!
  • The sum is claimed to be just under a million dollars and the method of the alleged defalcation was simple.
  • Bassett's name had been linked to that of Miles, the erring treasurer, in the "Advertiser's" headlines; and its leading editorial had pointed to the defalcation as the sort of thing that inevitably follows the domination of a party by a spoilsman and corruptionist like the senator from Fraser. A Hoosier Chronicle
  • Scientific Definition of " Defalcation Without Return " and " Defalcation Turning to Embezzlement
  • The investigation of some recent cases of defalcations has put the fear of a criminal investigation in their minds.
  • As the firm did not maintain any regular audits, the clerk's defalcations remained undetected for a long time.
  • Yesterday's term was defalcation, which is defined as: Define That Term #35
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