peculator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pecūlātor (embezzler), from Latin pecūlor (I embezzle), from Latin pecūlium (private property).

Noun[edit]

peculator (plural peculators)

  1. A person who peculates; an embezzler

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Noun[edit]

peculator (plural peculatores)

  1. embezzler

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Agent noun formed from pecūlātus, perfect passive participle of pecūlor (I embezzle), from pecūlium (private property) + -or, agential ending.

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Noun[edit]

pecūlātor m (genitive pecūlātōris); third declension

  1. embezzler
    • c. 100 CE – 110 CE, Tacitus, Histories 1.53:
      mox compertum publicam pecuniam avertisse ut peculatorem flagitari iussit.
      it being soon discovered that he had embezzled the public money, he directed that he should be prosecuted as a peculator.
  2. vocative singular of pecūlātor

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pecūlātor pecūlātōrēs
Genitive pecūlātōris pecūlātōrum
Dative pecūlātōrī pecūlātōribus
Accusative pecūlātōrem pecūlātōrēs
Ablative pecūlātōre pecūlātōribus
Vocative pecūlātor pecūlātōrēs

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