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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A failure to meet an expectation. Also: the act of embezzling.

Usage examples (34)
  • The employee's defalcation resulted in her dismissal from the job.
  • The terms defalcation, misappropriation, and other fiscal irregularities refer to, but are not limited to:
  • The amount of the defalcation is variously estimated at from two and a half to five millions, involving in losses several bankers and brokers.
  • But the government school monopolists and Democrats want you to believe that protecting waste, incompetence and defalcation is for the children! for more
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