Malversation definition

mălvər-sāshən
Misconduct in public office.
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(law) Corrupt conduct or fraudulent practices, as in public office.
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Corrupt behaviour, illegitimate activity, especially by someone in authority.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
malversation
Plural:
malversations

Origin of malversation

  • French from malverser to misbehave from Old French from Latin male versārī male badly mel-3 in Indo-European roots versārī to behave wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French malversation, from malverser, from Latin male versari ("behave badly").

    From Wiktionary