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definition of the word malversation

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French malversation, from malverser, from Latin male versari ‘behave badly’.

Singular
malversation

Plural
malversations

malversation (plural malversations)

  1. corrupt behaviour, illegitimate activity, especially by someone in authority
    • 1923: The walī looked angrily on my brother, saying: ‘Shameless ill-doer, it is quite clear from these marks upon your back that you have practised every sort of crime and malversation.’ — The Thousand Nights and One Night, tr. Powys Mathers
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