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See definition of peculation on Dictionary.com
  • as inembezzlement
  • as ingraft
  • as intheft

synonyms for peculation

  • fraud
  • larceny
  • misappropriation
  • misuse
  • theft
  • abstraction
  • appropriation
  • defalcation
  • misapplication
  • pilferage
  • skimming
  • thieving
  • filching
  • pilfering
  • purloining

antonyms for peculation

MOST RELEVANT
  • compensation
  • pay
  • reimbursement
  • return
    • bestowal
    • gift
    • giving
    • offering
    • return
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    How to use peculation in a sentence

    The money went into the pockets of the Admiralty clerks and paymasters, who thrived on wholesale and shameless peculation.
    THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
    But it was strongly rumoured that there had been foul play, peculation, even forgery.
    THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
    She replied that if his Highness's presents were accounted to her as peculation, she had been guilty.
    A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
    This irregular mode of life had borne hard upon my finances, and I had not, as yet, had recourse to fraud or peculation.
    THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
    He was left by Mr. Hastings as his representative of peculation, his representative of tyranny.
    THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. XI. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
    He was always ready to condemn peculation on such a scale as this.
    THE LIFE OF A CELEBRATED BUCCANEERRICHARD CLYNTON
    Peculation is reduced to a science, and is practiced from the highest to the lowest official sent out by the home government.
    DUE SOUTH OR CUBA PAST AND PRESENTMATURIN M. BALLOU
    I know what you mean; and if you dare to accuse me of peculation while in office; I will brand you as a liar!
    THE GOLD HUNTER'S ADVENTURESWILLIAM H. THOMES
    This method afforded ample scope for peculation both from the government and the people.
    MONTREAL 1535-1914 UNDER THE FRENCH RGIMEWILLIAM HENRY ATHERTON
    Scotty, on lookout one night, told him this in a burst of confidence that also included a confession of his peculation.
    THE BOY SCOUTS BOOK OF STORIESVARIOUS
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO PECULATION

    • abstraction
    • appropriation
    • defalcation
    • filching
    • fraud
    • larceny
    • misapplication
    • misappropriation
    • misuse
    • peculation
    • pilferage
    • pilfering
    • purloining
    • skimming
    • theft
    • thieving
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