Definition of "malversation" [mal•ver•sa•tion]

  • Misconduct in public office. (noun)

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Use "malversation" in a sentence
  • "What's more, I believe the voice of millions of netizens will bring justice, fairness, democracy and social progress, and face the corruption and malversation down."
  • "Secondly by the flight and voluntary desertion of the younger Fairford, the advocate; on account of which, he served both father and son with a petition and complaint against them, for malversation in office."
  • "On the heels of the revelation that Santorum has a mortgage at market rate and that he does not himself pay for work-related expenses comes the news that he established a charity that pays out money to the needy, which is clearly a malversation."