Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Defalcated'
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.