noun Chiefly Law.
- malvern hill,
- malvern hills,
Origin of malversation
Examples from the Web for malversation
There was no one to check his malversation, and by the simple expedient of keeping the interest paid, he escaped detection.Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective|Andrew Forrester
He was a profligate Roman, who had been guilty of malversation in office and hoped by his new alliance to return to power.Women of Early Christianity|Alfred Brittain
The second charge was more serious, amounting to an accusation of malversation in the funds of his regiment.
Yet every attempt of his enemies to convict him of extortion or malversation broke signally down.Claverhouse|Mowbray Morris
He replied, Why, you see, they tell me he is suspected of malversation.Memoirs of the Empress Catherine II.|Catherine II, Empress of Russia
Word Origin for malversation
"professional or official corruption," 1540s, from French malversation, from malverser, from Latin male versari, from male "wrongly, ill" (see mal-) + versari "to behave, conduct oneself," passive frequentative of vertere "to turn" (see versus).