embezzlement
I noun appropriation, breach of trust, cheating, defalcation, fraud, fraudulent appropriation, fraudulent appropriation of money, fraudulent conversion, larceny, malversation, misappropriation, peculation, pilfering, purloining, stealing, swindle, theft, theft of money entrusted to one's care, theft of money entrusted to one's management, thievery, wrongful appropriation associated concepts: conversion, corporate embezzlement, embezzlement of public funds, larceny, misappropriation, theft by means of embezzlement II index conversion (misappropriation), larceny, misappropriation, theft

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


embezzlement
in England, the crime of fraudulent appropriation by a clerk or servant to his own use of property delivered to or taken into possession of account of his employer. Since the Theft Act 1968 it is no longer an offence with a name of its own.
In Scotland it is the felonious appropriation without the owner's consent by a person who has received a limited ownership of property subject to restoration at a future time or with an obligation to account for it to the owner. The distinction between theft and embezzlement is not important in Scotland.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


embezzlement
The crime of stealing the funds or property of an employer, company, or government or misappropriating money or assets held in trust.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


embezzlement
n. The illegal taking of property under one's care, particularly property to which one has a public trust or fiduciary duty.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


embezzlement
The fraudulent conversion of another's property by a person who is in a position of trust, such as an agent or employee.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


embezzlement
The fraudulent conversion of another's property by a person who is in a position of trust, such as an agent or employee.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

embezzlement
n.
   the crime of stealing the funds or property of an employer, company or government or misappropriating money or assets held in trust.
   See also: embezzler, theft

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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