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Thursday, February 22, 2001

Definitions for malversation

  1. Misconduct, corruption, or extortion in public office.

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Citations for malversation
The Inspector General Act was designed to protect patriotic whistle-blowers who seek to reveal malversation in government. Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Time
Aniano Desierto, the government ombudsman, said that the preliminary investigation would take 60 days and involve six charges: plunder, malversation (misuse of funds), violations of the anti-graft law, perjury, bribery and possession of unexplained wealth. , Times (London)
Origin of malversation
Malversation comes, via French, from Latin male, "badly" + versari, "to be engaged in, to take part in."