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Topic: CRIME

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: embeseiller, from Old French besillier 'to destroy'

embezzle

verb
     
em‧bez‧zle [intransitive and transitive]
SCC to steal money from the place where you work:
Two managers were charged with embezzling $400,000.
embezzlement noun [uncountable]
embezzler noun [countable]
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