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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embezzler, defalcator, peculatornoun

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


  1. peculatornoun

    A person who peculates; an embezzler

  2. Etymology: From peculator, from peculor, from peculium#Latin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Peculator

    Robber of the publick.

    Etymology: Latin.


  1. peculator

    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. peculator

    A peculator is a person who embezzles or misappropriates money or property, especially funds placed in their trust or belonging to an organization for which they work.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peculatornoun

    one who peculates

  2. Etymology: [L.]


  1. Peculator

    Peculator is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Volutomitridae, one family of mitres.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peculator in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peculator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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