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English noun: defalcation

1. defalcation (possession) the sum of money that is misappropriated


Broader (hypernym)amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money

2. defalcation (act) the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else


Synonymsembezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation


Broader (hypernym)larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving


Narrower (hyponym)plunderage, raid









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