Malversation



[mal-ver-sey-shuh n] /ˌmæl vərˈseɪ ʃən/

noun, Chiefly Law.
1.
improper or corrupt behavior in office, especially in public office.
/ˌmælvɜːˈseɪʃən/
noun
1.
(rare) professional or public misconduct
n.

“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).

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