defalcator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n defalcator someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Defalcator A defaulter or embezzler.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n defalcator One guilty of breach of trust or misappropriation in money matters; a defaulter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Defalcator a defaulter
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. difalcāre, -ātum, to cut away—L. dis-, off, falcāre, to cut—falx, falcis, a sickle.

Usage

In literature:

His defalcation would be sure to come to the ears of this body and a public investigation might well follow.
"The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser
In a statement on the front page that covered less than three sticks he told the simple story of the defalcation of Robert Farnum.
"The Vision Spendid" by William MacLeod Raine
The letter purported to be an excuse for the writer's own defalcation.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
Proofs of his defalcations were numberless.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
In this way month after month passed, until the defalcation rose to over a thousand dollars.
"Home Lights and Shadows" by T. S. Arthur
The first defalcation is only six months old.
"The Clique of Gold" by Emile Gaboriau
His hospital would cover quite a good many defalcations.
"I Will Repay" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
This defalcation of Billy's would cripple him, for money had flown these last few years.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
On Monday I came on the first trace of defalcation.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
She was equally certain of some defalcation now.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
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In news:

Chapter 7 – Nondischargeable Debt – Fraud Or Defalcation .
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