Origin of defalcation
Examples from the Web for defalcation
The steward set it on fire to conceal the defalcation in the crop.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
Tell him also that I do not find the defalcation amongst our friends to be as was represented in Dublin.
Defalcation—The appropriating to one's own use, of money intrusted to him by another; embezzlement.
Because of the defalcation of her lawyer, she is in financial straits.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
No,” admitted Mr Carlyle; “our business lies mostly on the conventional lines among divorce and defalcation.Max Carrados|Ernest Bramah
Word Origin and History for defalcation
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin defalcationem (nominative defalcatio), noun of action from past participle stem of defalcare, from de- + Latin falx, falcem "sickle, scythe, pruning hook."