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the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

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Crean stressed the need for the Labor party to remain united, and added that it should not stoke peculation of its leadership.
Experience in working within or close to defense industry firms and government acquisition organizations reveals many areas of apparent inefficiency or waste--ill-motivated or poorly qualified personnel, idle resources, deteriorated equipment, bureaucratic busywork, minor peculation, and a host of others.
No evidence exists that bridgemasters before 1630 abused their office or were involved in peculation or patronage.
62) See GAO, CHEMICAL PECULATION, supra note 9, at 26; see also Applegate, supra note 26, at 315 (noting "elaborate procedures for development, promulgation, and judicial review" of test rules); Lyndon, supra note 30, at 1824 ("TSCA's use of strict rulemaking standards inhibits the very information production the statute was written to encourage.
This featured prominently in the anti-Flavian versions which emphasised Vespasian's parsimony, severity and peculation, but this display of popular hostility has been plausibly explained as the consequence of Nero reducing the quantity of corn available to the provincials of Africa in order to make up for what had been lost in the destruction of three hundred grain ships bound for Rome in the previous sailing season.
Mexico's subsequent revolutionary regimes accomplished almost nothing other than to deceive the people, fuel chaos, corrupt society further, and condemn the pitiable people to a decade of blood-letting, which was followed by seven decades of exploitation, peculation, embezzlement, robbery, and political impotence.
We have brought before you the chief of the tribe, the head of the whole tribe of eastern offenders, a captain general of iniquity, under whom all the fraud, all the peculation, all the tyranny in India are embodied, disciplined, arrayed and paid," Burke thundered in his opening speech.
S PECULATION that bus operator Stagecoach will hand over its Huddersfield services to Arriva may turn out to be just that .
The rise of the state makes possible counterfeiting, smuggling, peculation and treason.
There has been a great deal of peculation concerning Putin's post-Presidential career," said Mamchur.
There was more at work than peculation and the seduction of young girls in Veracruz as a site of book censorship.
166) noted, the use of 'economic levers' greatly increased the opportunity for and incidence of 'bribery, corruption, peculation and speculation, and even "honest" labor, but on one's own account'.
It is significant that the single note of praise throughout Egypt is sounded by the Bosphore Egyptien [sic], the paper that openly declared its object to be the destruction of English popularity in Egypt, that ridiculed our desire to benefit the fellah, that defended the crowding of the prisons with innocent persons, that advocated solely the interests of usurers, that accuses General Gordon of assassination and peculation, and that praises Mr.
He added that the peculation may have followed the recent approach by Peter Simon, the founder of Monsoon, to buy up the remaining shares in the clothing chain that he does not already own
There had been s peculation about the future of their marriage following Den-nis's appearance on Celebrity BigBrother.