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
How to use peculate in a sentence
The money went into the pockets of the Admiralty clerks and paymasters, who thrived on wholesale and shameless peculation.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
But it was strongly rumoured that there had been foul play, peculation, even forgery.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
She replied that if his Highness's presents were accounted to her as peculation, she had been guilty.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
This irregular mode of life had borne hard upon my finances, and I had not, as yet, had recourse to fraud or peculation.
He was left by Mr. Hastings as his representative of peculation, his representative of tyranny.