Definition of Peculations

1. Noun. (plural of peculation) ¹



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Definition of Peculations

1. peculation [n] - See also: peculation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peculations

pectoses
pectosic
pectosic acid
pectostraca
pectous
pectus
pectus carinatum
pectus excavatum
pectus recurvatum
pecul
peculate
peculated
peculates
peculating
peculations (current term)
peculator
peculators
peculia
peculiar
peculiar(a)
peculiar institution
peculiar velocity
peculiarities
peculiarity
peculiarize
peculiarized
peculiarizes
peculiarizing
peculiarly

Literary usage of Peculations

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1. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1844)
"to profit by the circumstance, and they were accomplices in all peculations. They strove also to gain a triumph for their opinions wherever they resided, ..."

2. The Englishwoman in Russia: Impressions of the Society and Manners of the by A lady (1855)
"... officers and the soldiers—The wretched fare of the army—peculations of the colonel—Army regulation—A colonel in the Caucasus—Why the people are created. ..."

3. My Imprisonment and the First Year of Abolition Rule at Washington by Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1863)
"M'MILLEN— peculations OF CAMERON — SENT TO RUSSIA — CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE. THE contest between the different divisions of the Abolitionists for the spoils ..."

4. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts: ... Preserved in by Virginia, William Pitt Palmer, Sherwin McRae, Raleigh Edward Colston, Henry W. Flournoy (1881)
"... in return for such disinterested services—He should not be held responsible for the "frauds or peculations" of the Servants of ..."

5. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"... on the Art of that time—Material prosperity of Florence under Lorenzo questioned—peculations of Lorenzo—Final struggles of Florentine freedom. ..."

6. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1873)
"The extravagant habits of the nobles, and the peculations of the governors, in which if their mutual recriminations are to be credited, Viglius and the ..."

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