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"

Exact synonyms: Defalcate, Embezzle, Misappropriate, Peculate
Specialized synonyms: Fiddle
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Defalcation, Defalcator, Embezzlement, Embezzler, Malversation, Misappropriation, Peculation, Peculator



Lexicographical Neighbors of Malversate

malurids
malus
maluses
malva pudding
malva puddings
malvaceae
malvaceous
malvalate
malvalates
malvalic
malvalic acid
malvas
malvasia
malvasian
malvasias
malversate (current term)
malversation
malversations
malvertising
malvesie
malvesies
malveuille
malveuilled
malveuilles
malveuilling
malvidin
malvids
malvin
malvoisie
malvoisies

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, ..."

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