em·bez·zle /im-'be-zəl/ vt em·bez·zled, em·bez·zling [Anglo-French embeseiller to make away with, from en -, prefix stressing completion + beseller to snatch, misappropriate, from Old French, to destroy]: to convert (property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use compare defalcateem·bez·zle·ment nem·bez·zler n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
appropriate fraudulently, appropriate to one's own use, avertere, commit larceny, defalcate, defraud, divert to one's own use, filch, intercipere, intervertere, misapply, misappropriate, misappropriate funds, misappropriate intrusted funds, misuse, pilfer, purloin, swindle, take by fraud, take feloniously, thieve
associated concepts: convert
bilk, cheat, convert (misappropriate), defalcate, defraud, impropriate, loot, mulct (defraud), peculate, pilfer, purloin, steal
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To misappropriate or steal funds entrusted to one’s care.n.embezzlement
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
v. To illegally misappropriate property under one's care, particularly property to which one has a public trust or fiduciary duty.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.