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

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

“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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