The opportunities which this grant afforded for peculation and plunder were too tempting to be resisted.
A striking instance of their peculation appeared in a circumstance that was connected with the British Embassy.
Torreno is the ablest man, but he has injured his character by peculation.
She replied that if his Highness's presents were accounted to her as peculation, she had been guilty.
It was my office to discharge all accounts, and of course to check any attempt at peculation which might be made.
Bribery was the instrument of government, and peculation its reward.
He firmly believed him guilty; Allis, misled by her infatuation, mentally attributed the peculation to her brother.
They have no compunction about robbing their government by peculation, but treachery is not their mtier.
Specific charges of peculation and wrong management are frequent.
In every department he discovers jobbery, waste and peculation.