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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embezzler, defalcator, peculatornoun

    someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use


  1. embezzlernoun

    one who steals money they have been trusted with, especially from one's employer; one who embezzles


  1. embezzler

    Embezzlement is a crime that consists of withholding assets for the purpose of conversion of such assets, by one or more persons to whom the assets were entrusted, either to be held or to be used for specific purposes. Embezzlement is a type of financial fraud. For example, a lawyer might embezzle funds from the trust accounts of their clients; a financial advisor might embezzle the funds of investors; and a husband or a wife might embezzle funds from a bank account jointly held with the spouse.The term "embezzlement" is often used in informal speech to mean theft of money, usually from an organization or company such as an employer. Embezzlement is usually a premeditated crime, performed methodically, with precautions that conceal the criminal conversion of the property, which occurs without the knowledge or consent of the affected person. Often it involves the trusted individual embezzling only a small proportion of the total of the funds or resources they receive or control, in an attempt to minimize the risk of the detection of the misallocation of the funds or resources. When successful, embezzlement may continue for many years without detection.


  1. embezzler

    An embezzler is a person who fraudulently or unlawfully takes or misappropriates funds or assets entrusted to them, usually in the context of their employment or position. This illegal act is often done subtly over a period of time. The key characteristic of embezzlement is that the person involved is in a position of trust and has legitimate access to the funds or assets they eventually steal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embezzlernoun

    one who embezzles

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embezzler in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embezzler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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