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Defalcated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Defalcate \De*fal"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defalcated; p. pr. & vb. n. Defalcating.] [LL. defalcatus, p. p. of defalcare to deduct, orig., to cut off with a sickle; L. de- + falx, falcis, a sickle. See Falchion.] To cut off; to take away or deduct a part of; -- used chiefly of money, accounts, rents, income, etc. To show what may be practicably and safely defalcated from them [the estimates]. --Burke.
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    • Gulf Shores Man Fights Harassment Conviction After Cursing Neighbor
      Shawn Grow says he was wrongfully convicted of harassment for cursing his neighbor after her dog defalcated in his yard. But Kathy Matter says Grow is a bully and is afraid of him.   Read more on this news related to 'Defalcated'

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