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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for their own use.

Usage examples (20)
  • "The honest, respectable wife of a noted local citizen, or a thoroughly disreputable peculator like yourself?"
  • It is, at any rate, something in his favour that he remained in office till his death, unless he was kept there on the principle of setting a peculator to catch a...
  • The conflict was carried through in a mood sometimes of brutish irritability and sometimes of lax slovenliness, the merry peculator plied his trade congenially in that...
  • The name of this peculator is said to have been Ciampolo.v. 51. for more
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