Definition of Malversation

1. Noun. Misconduct in public office.

Generic synonyms: Actus Reus, Misconduct, Wrongdoing, Wrongful Conduct
Derivative terms: Malversate



Definition of Malversation

1. n. Evil conduct; fraudulent practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office.

Definition of Malversation

1. Noun. corrupt behaviour, illegitimate activity, especially by someone in authority ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malversation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Malversation

1. Evil conduct; fraudulent practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office. Origin: F, fr. Malverser to be corrupt in office, fr. L. Male ill + versari to move about, to occupy one's self, vertere to turn. See Malice, and Verse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Malversation

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

Literary usage of Malversation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. New York State Constitution Annotated by New York (State), New York State Library (1915)
"Provision shall be made by law for the removal for misconduct or malversation in office of all officers, except judicial, whose powers and duties are not ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1831)
"... the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, on account of malversation in Office—Alterations in Courts of Justice—Illness of the King—Bill to authorize the ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"He tries cases of official malversation, and claims to village offices. He hears and determines questions as to rent arising between landlord and tenant. ..."

4. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest. With by William Smith (1897)
"4. Second invasion of Attica' Plague at Athens. § 5. Unpopularity of Pericles. lie is accused of malversation. § 6. His domestic misfortunes. ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"malversation, fraudulent behaviour. (F..-L.) 'Mai- Lat. malleus is prob, .... F. malversation, ' misdemeanor ; ' Cot. Regularly formed (with suffix -a-tion) ..."

6. The Saxons in England: A History of the English Commonwealth Till the Period by John Mitchell Kemble (1876)
"This right of the king to timber for public purposes was maintained and claimed till the time of the rebellion, and was a fertile source of malversation and ..."

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