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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Defalcation

DEFALCATION, . noun

1. The act of cutting off, or deducting a part; deduction; diminution; abatement; as, let him have the amount of his rent without defalcation

2. That which is cut off; as, this loss is a defalcation from the revenue.