defalcate

英 ['diːfælkeɪt] 美 [dɪ'fælket]
  • vi. 盗用公款,挪用公款;贪污
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Defalcate:defalc提防,ate吃。提防有人偷偷挪用(吃)----盗用公款。
defalcate
defalcate: [15] Defalcate comes from medieval Latin dēfalcāre ‘cut off’, a compound verb formed from the prefix - ‘off’ and falx ‘sickle’ (source of French faux ‘scythe’). At first it meant simply ‘deduct’ in English; the modern legal sense ‘embezzle’ did not develop until the 19th century.
defalcate (v.)
1530s, "to lop off," from Medieval Latin defalcatus, past participle of defalcare (see defalcation). Modern scientific use dates from 1808.
1. He has defalcate with $50000 of the firm's money.
他盗用了公司5万美金的公款。

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2. Lately, some large brand real estate agency corporations defalcate clients funds and break out fund sandal.
近来, 大型品牌房地产中介公司频频挪用客户资金,爆发“资金门”丑闻,引发了房地产中介行业的信任危机.

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