Definition of embezzlement in English:

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embezzlement

Pronunciation: /ɛmˈbɛzlm(ə)nt/

noun

[mass noun]
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.
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