embezzle embezzle  /ɪm ˈbɛ zəl/

Definition(s):

  • (v) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Battling extradition over charges of embezzlement, a financier says he's the fall guy for the 1997 financial crash.
  2. In recent months he has been bombarded with accusations, ranging from embezzlement to deviation from the Buddha's teaching.
  3. Yet it seems unlikely that a traffic officer who searches a black motorist on the shoulder of a highway believes he is stopping a robbery, rape or embezzlement.

News

  1. 6 things to do before claiming your lottery prize

    4. Assemble your team. How do you know that the people you hire won't steal or embezzle your money? That is sure one of my concerns! Also, when hiring a tax attorney or trust attorney, how do you know they're not overcharging you because they know how much you now have?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lottery Post

  2. Pilfered $62,513 from credit union, ex-exec tells court

    A Des Arc woman admitted Monday in federal court in Little Rock that she used her position as president of the federal credit union at a Veterans Administration hospital to embezzle $62,513.09 between June 2003 and April 2012.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  3. Ex-official seized in Mexico corruption case

    The former treasurer of the state of Tabasco has been arrested on the U.S. border on suspicion of helping embezzle millions of dollars from state coffers, officials said Sunday, in a case that's grabbed ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The important thing is to stand up and say, 'I made a mistake.' He didn't embezzle money. He had an affair, and the other part of it was that it was the wife of a friend, which raises another question," Feinstein said of Newsom. "Big...
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "I will be savage to anyone who would try to embezzle this money," Gbagbo said on state-run radio on Tuesday.
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Laurent Gbagbo Source: Reuters AlertNet

  3. "This concept of woman as life-bringer was the foundation of ancient religion," adds another DAVINCI scholar. "Childbirth was mystical and powerful. Sadly, Christian philosophy decided to embezzle the female's creative power by ignoring the...
    on May 15, 2006 By: Da Vinci Source: Columbus Free Press

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