Swindling vs Embezzlement - What's the difference?

swindling | embezzlement |


As nouns the difference between swindling and embezzlement

is that swindling is the act by which somebody is swindled while embezzlement is (legal|business) the fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.

As a verb swindling

is .

swindling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which somebody is swindled.
  • * 1850 , Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (volume 68, page 226)
  • embezzlement

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal, business) The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.
  • See also

    * forgery * fraud * larceny * quackery * usury