vb to convert (money or property entrusted to one) fraudulently to one's own use
(C15: from Anglo-French embeseiller to destroy, from Old French beseiller to make away with, of uncertain origin)
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abstract, appropriate, defalcate (Law) filch, have one's hand in the till (informal) misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate, pilfer, purloin, rip off (slang) steal
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