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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PECULATION

A striking instance of their peculation appeared in a circumstance that was connected with the British Embassy.

Peculation, bankruptcy, and mutiny had done their work at last.

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

Torreno is the ablest man, but he has injured his character by peculation.

There was waste, of course, as well as injustice and peculation.

Mismanagement and peculation had been as rife there as in Bengal.

Specific charges of peculation and wrong management are frequent.

Bribery was the instrument of government, and peculation its reward.

They have no compunction about robbing their government by peculation, but treachery is not their mtier.

But this reign of peculation and oppression was fast drawing to a close.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, noun of action from Latin peculari (see peculate).

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