peculate

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peculate

verb appropriate criminally, appropriate dishonestly, appropriate illegally, appropriate wrongfully, bilk, cheat, cozen, deceive, defraud, divert, embezzle, mulct, obtain money on false pretenses, obtain under false pretenses, pilfer, purloin, rob, steal, swindle
See also: bilk, cheat, convert, defalcate, defraud, impropriate, loot, misappropriate, mulct, poach, purloin, rob, steal

peculate

to appropriate or embezzle public money.