[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).
[mahl-yah] /mɑlˈyɑ/ noun 1. a town in E Crete: site of an excavated Minoan palace.
[mal-ee-uh s] /ˈmæl i əs/ noun, plural mallei [mal-ee-ahy] /ˈmæl iˌaɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the outermost of a chain of three small bones in the middle ear of mammals. Also called hammer. Compare (def 1), . /ˈmælɪəs/ noun (pl) -lei (-lɪˌaɪ) 1. the outermost and largest of the three small bones in the middle […]
[mal-voi-zee, -vuh-] /ˈmæl vɔɪ zi, -və-/ noun 1. malmsey wine. 2. the malvasia grape. /ˈmælvɔɪzɪ; -və-/ noun 1. an amber dessert wine made in France, similar to malmsey
/ˈmalwa/ noun 1. a Ugandan drink brewed from millet