verb (used with or without object), pec·u·lat·ed, pec·u·lat·ing.
- pectus carinatum,
- pectus excavatum,
- pectus recurvatum,
- peculiar institution,
- peculiar people,
Origin of peculate
Examples from the Web for peculation
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.