defalcation defalcation


  1. (n) the sum of money that is misappropriated
  2. (n) the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else


  1. Last month a jury pronounced Treasurer Baldwin guilty of perjury by falsifying bank statements to cover up the defalcation.
  2. They decided that they had to share a collective responsibility for not having discovered the defalcation earlier.
  3. No danger was there of defalcation, however.
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