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    peculate

    peculate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word peculate

    Definition
    (verb) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
    Example Sentence
    • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for peculate

He embezzled the money by putting it under his shirt, against his pecks

peculate=peck(large amount)+ late;it seems that the person was late in returning the large funds of the public as he had embezzled it.

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