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Synonyms for peculation

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

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Suvorova says that the extremist books allegations are classed as a crime of average gravity, whereas the peculation charge is a serious one.
PECULATION about interest rate rises has been in the headlines a lot lately, although it appears that many homeowners are burying their heads in the sand about the potential impact this will have on their borrowing costs.
Fears of a cover-up by police and the security services arounduest House have peculation about events at Elm Guest House have led to frenzied speculation about goings-on there.
That gave Filner a clean slate legally for the trip and ended all the speculation about peculation.
T]he benevolent action of the Government has been checked in a manner which can scarcely afford matter for surprise, when we remember that the character for peculation [i.
This was mainly due to the reason that under lined-floor and in-pit methods, the manually added water and rain water was not lost through peculation and evaporation, respectively.
Jinnah's personal honesty and complete integrity made him intolerant of any bureaucratic peculation or "petty jealousies," insisting "We must.
the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invalidated a claim directed to a "'method of and means for cash-registering and account-checking' designed to prevent frauds and peculation by waiters and cashiers in hotels and restaurants.
This "seals the soil", stopping ground water peculation thru the soil and into the sewer pipe.
Crean stressed the need for the Labor party to remain united, and added that it should not stoke peculation of its leadership.
The poem's interest in peculation and porculation, a word glossed (and perhaps coined) in Henry Cockeram's English Dictionary of 1623 as meaning "a feeding of swine," is layered over an interest in heraldry, the lines punning not only on the boar crest worn by Bacon's servants on their liveries, but aligning this with Bacon's brief period of imprisonment, a frank in this sense being an enclosure for feeding swine (Early Stuart Libels, Miil).
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.