Definition of Malversate
1. Verb. Appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use. "They malversate the money "; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"
Specialized synonyms: Fiddle
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Defalcation, Defalcator, Embezzlement, Embezzler, Malversation, Misappropriation, Peculation, Peculator
Lexicographical Neighbors of Malversate
Literary usage of Malversate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Storia delle Due Sicilie, dal 1847 al 1861 by Giacinto de'. Sivo (1863)
"Già le imposte mal pagate, o malversate non bastavano al gran bisogno ; già si fondevano gli argenti delle chiese, ..."