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Synonyms for defalcate

appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

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20) The Committee recommended that s 16(2)(a)--covering the evasion or deferral of debts--be repealed and replaced with a more delineated set of offences based on the intention of the defalcating debtor.
From its victimization by a defalcating son-in-law in the 1870s to the grisly 1892 murder of Andrew J.
The private detective who has tracked the defalcating Hurstwood to a Montreal hotel postures like an old-time villain.
The committee is also working on a definition of "useful services" for CSF claims and whether the fund should consider compensating third parties who didn't have an attorney-client relationship but nonetheless lost money to a defalcating attorney.