malversation


mal·ver·sa·tion

noun \ˌmal-vər-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of MALVERSATION

1
:  misbehavior and especially corruption in an office, trust, or commission
2
:  corrupt administration

Origin of MALVERSATION

Middle French, from malverser to be corrupt, from mal + verser to turn, handle, from Latin versare, frequentative of vertere to turn — more at worth
First Known Use: 1549

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