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noun as in embezzlement

noun as in graft


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The money went into the pockets of the Admiralty clerks and paymasters, who thrived on wholesale and shameless peculation.

But it was strongly rumoured that there had been foul play, peculation, even forgery.

She replied that if his Highness's presents were accounted to her as peculation, she had been guilty.

This irregular mode of life had borne hard upon my finances, and I had not, as yet, had recourse to fraud or peculation.

He was left by Mr. Hastings as his representative of peculation, his representative of tyranny.

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On this page you'll find 88 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to peculation, such as: fraud, larceny, misappropriation, misuse, theft, and abstraction.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.