Dictionary.com

malversation

[ mal-ver-sey-shuhn ]
/ ˌmæl vərˈseɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun Chiefly Law.

improper or corrupt behavior in office, especially in public office.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of malversation

1540–50; <Middle French, equivalent to malvers(er) to embezzle (<Latin male versārī to behave badly, equivalent to male badly (see mal-) + versārī to behave, conduct oneself, passive (in middle sense) of versāre to turn; see versatile) + -ation-ation
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for malversation

British Dictionary definitions for malversation

malversation
/ (ˌmælvɜːˈseɪʃən) /

noun

rare professional or public misconduct

Word Origin for malversation

C16: from French, from malverser to behave badly, from Latin male versārī
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK