Definition of defalcation in English:

defalcation

noun

formal
  • See defalcate

    • ‘The investigation of some recent cases of defalcations has put the fear of a criminal investigation in their minds.’
    • ‘He was aware or ought to have been aware of such defalcations.’
    • ‘The sum is claimed to be just under a million dollars and the method of the alleged defalcation was simple.’
    • ‘Moreover, defalcation often occurred in large-scale enterprises because of the complete lack of internal control.’
    • ‘As the firm did not maintain any regular audits, the clerk's defalcations remained undetected for a long time.’

Pronunciation

defalcation

/ˌdiːfalˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/