To illegally misappropriate property under one’s care, particularly property to which one has a public trust or fiduciary duty.
(Of ideas, words, music, a look, credit, etc) To appropriate without giving credit or acknowledgement.
To cut off; to take away or deduct a part of (money, rents, income, etc.).
To appropriate wrongly:
appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
Find another word for peculate. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for peculate, like: embezzle, steal, defalcate, misappropriate and malversate.