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- n. The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of embezzling; specifically, the act by which a clerk, servant, or other person occupying a position of trust fraudulently appropriates to his own use the money or goods intrusted to his care; a criminal conversion; the appropriation to one's self by a breach of trust of the property or money of another; “a sort of statutory larceny, committed by servants and other like persons where there is a trust reposed, and therefore no trespass, so that the act would not be larceny at the common law” (Bishop).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
embezzle + -ment (Wiktionary)