Definition of embezzlement in English:


Syllabification: em·bez·zle·ment
Pronunciation: /emˈbezəlmənt


  • Theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or belonging to one’s employer: charges of fraud and embezzlement
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    • At the same time, some senior staff within the bank were involved in frauds and embezzlement.
    • Several family members are being sought by Turkish prosecutors on suspicion of embezzlement and fraud.
    • Not included in the cost are theft, embezzlement, suicide, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.
    misappropriation, theft, stealing, robbery, thieving, pilfering, purloining, pilferage, appropriation, swindling; fraud, larceny

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