verb (used with or without object), pec·u·lat·ed, pec·u·lat·ing.
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Origin of peculate
OTHER WORDS FROM peculatepec·u·la·tion, nounpec·u·la·tor, nounun·pec·u·lat·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for peculate
A secretary may quarrel with the President, or he may have the gout, or be convicted of peculation.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
I said, more to sound him than for information, for this was one of the most favoured forms of peculation in the colonies.The Span o' Life|William McLennan
In Louisbourg, as elsewhere in Canada, peculation was rife, and officers and commissaries made profit at the privates' expense.A Historical Geography of the British Colonies|Charles Prestwood Lucas
I heard afterwards that peculation had probably more to do with the loss than a storm.Three Years in Western China|Alexander Hosie
Mr. Hastings had no right, in order to clear himself of peculation, to criminate the majority with faction.