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English definition of “peculation”


noun [U]
/ˌpekjʊˈleɪʃən/ LAW
the act of illegally taking or using money, especially public money, that you are responsible for managing: The cabinet minister is being held on charges of peculation of government funds.
(Definition of peculation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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