- to be guilty of defalcation.
Origin of defalcate
Related Words for defalcateembezzle, misuse, plunder, misspend, swindle, bereave, raid, cheat, lose, mug, defraud, strip, divest, loot, hijack, ransack, misappropriate, pilfer, purloin, filch
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Historical Examples of defalcate
No one can defalcate in this particular; no one can Texas-ize and be quit of his transgressions and his onward travel.
- (intr) law to misuse or misappropriate property or funds entrusted to one
Word Origin for defalcate
Word Origin and History for defalcate
1530s, "to lop off," from Medieval Latin defalcatus, past participle of defalcare (see defalcation). Modern scientific use dates from 1808.