defalcate

[ dih-fal-keyt, -fawl- ]SEE DEFINITION OF defalcate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFALCATE

No one can defalcate in this particular; no one can Texas-ize and be quit of his transgressions and his onward travel.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "to lop off," from Medieval Latin defalcatus, past participle of defalcare (see defalcation). Modern scientific use dates from 1808.

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