[ dih-fal-keyt, -fawl- ]
/ dɪˈfæl keɪt, -ˈfɔl- /
verb (used without object), de·fal·cat·ed, de·fal·cat·ing. Law.
to be guilty of defalcation.
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Origin of defalcate
OTHER WORDS FROM defalcatede·fal·ca·tor, nounun·de·fal·cat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for defalcate
No one can defalcate in this particular; no one can Texas-ize and be quit of his transgressions and his onward travel.
British Dictionary definitions for defalcate
/ (ˈdiːfælˌkeɪt) /
(intr) law to misuse or misappropriate property or funds entrusted to one
Derived forms of defalcatedefalcation, noundefalcator, noun
Word Origin for defalcate
C15: from Medieval Latin dēfalcāre to cut off, from Latin de- + falx sickle
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