Embezzlement - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbezlmənt|  American pronunciation of the word embezzlement
Brit.  |ɛmˈbɛzlm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word embezzlement

noun

- the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else (syn: defalcation, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation)

Examples

He was caught embezzling money from his clients.

He was convicted of embezzling.

...shamed the family name with his conviction for embezzlement...

Government officials were caught in an embezzlement scandal.

...the grand jury could indict the mayor for fraud and embezzlement...

...the real mastermind behind the embezzlement scheme...

They're going to jail for embezzlement and fraud.

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