Definition of peculation in English:

peculation

noun

formal
  • See peculate

    • ‘In any army there can be found corruption and peculation.’
    • ‘He obtained his discharge, brought an accusation of peculation against some of his former officers, and in 1792 retired, first to France then to America, to avoid prosecution.’
    • ‘Salacious in a grubby way; even in his peculations there was no magnificence.’
    • ‘Whether royal servants consistently made fortunes from fees and peculation seems doubtful.’
    • ‘Dishonesty, thievery, and peculation pervade the public sector.’

Pronunciation

peculation

/ˌpɛkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/