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Peculation

peculation n

[Late Latin peculation- peculatio , from Latin peculari to embezzle, from peculium private property, from pecu cattle]
: misappropriation esp. of public funds


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.