Definition of Embezzlement

1. Noun. The fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else.

Exact synonyms: Defalcation, Misapplication, Misappropriation, Peculation
Specialized synonyms: Raid, Plunderage
Generic synonyms: Larceny, Stealing, Theft, Thievery, Thieving
Derivative terms: Defalcate, Embezzle, Misappropriate, Peculate



Definition of Embezzlement

1. n. The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted; as, the embezzlement by a clerk of his employer's money; embezzlement of public funds by the public officer having them in charge.

Definition of Embezzlement

1. Noun. (legal business) The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embezzlement

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Embezzlement

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"On a trial for embezzlement, evidence of the solvency of the defendant, ... embezzlement—JOINT OWNERSHIP. Where by the terms of the contract under which an ..."

2. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use of Both of the by Francis Wharton (1881)
"(466) Against the president and cashier of a bank for an embezzlement. Rev. ... Against director of company for embezzlement, under English statute. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"embezzlement—The intention to convert.—The crime of embezzlement was unknown at common law. It is wholly the creature of statutory enactment.4 And in ..."

4. The Codes and Statutes of California, as Amended and in Force at the Close by California, Carter Pitkin Pomeroy (1901)
"Evidence of debt undelivered a subject of embezzlement. Sec. 511. ... embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"The crime of embezzlement is a statutory offense, and was unknown to common law. 1t is said that 1n the common-law definition of "larceny" there were two ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"Perhaps in all states there are statutes specifically punishing embezzlement of public moneys by public officers and employes, as state officers, ..."

7. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"4thly, The embezzlement.—It is not sufficient, in support of a charge of this ... The embezzlement may be alleged to be of money, without specifying any ..."

8. A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law: Including the by John Henry Wigmore (1915)
"576 (embezzlement; prior conversions of other sums collected for the same employer, admitted to show intent). 1905, State r. Carmean, 126 la. ..."

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