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peculate

Saltos de línea: pecu|late
Pronunciación: /ˈpɛkjʊleɪt
 
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Definición de peculate en inglés:

verbo

[with object] formal
Embezzle or steal (money, especially public funds): the people accused them of having peculated the public money [no object]: he was arrested for peculating from official funds

Origen

mid 18th century: from Latin peculat- 'embezzled', from the verb peculari (related to peculium 'property').

Derivados

peculation

1
Pronunciación: /ˌpɛkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Dishonesty, thievery, and peculation pervade the public sector.
  • Salacious in a grubby way; even in his peculations there was no magnificence.
  • He obtained his discharge, brought an accusation of peculation against some of his former officers, and in 1792 retired, first to France then to America, to avoid prosecution.

peculator

2
sustantivo

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