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Definition of "peculator" [pec•u•la•tor]

  • A person who peculates; an embezzler (noun)

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Use "peculator" in a sentence
  • "The conflict was carried through in a mood sometimes of brutish irritability and sometimes of lax slovenliness, the merry peculator plied his trade congenially in that asinine squabble, and behind these fooleries and masked by them, marched Fate — until at last the clowning of the booth opened and revealed — hunger and suffering, brands burning and swords and shame ...."
  • ""The honest, respectable wife of a noted local citizen, or a thoroughly disreputable peculator like yourself?""
  • "It is, at any rate, something in his favour that he remained in office till his death, unless he was kept there on the principle of setting a peculator to catch a peculator."