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Malversation  n.  Evil conduct; fraudulent practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office.

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"Malversation" Quotes from Famous Books

... Parliament of Paris remonstrated, or refused to enregister an edict, or when it summoned a functionary accused of malversation to its bar, its political influence as a judicial body was clearly visible; but nothing of the kind is to be seen in the United States. The Americans have retained all the ordinary characteristics of judicial authority, ...
— American Institutions and Their Influence • Alexis de Tocqueville et al

... independence of the inferior officials into whose hands the administration of finance was intended to pass, and who could easily, under the cover of routine practice, which relieved them from the intervention of their superiors, conceal a system of malversation. The change, indeed, embodied in its essentials the passing of authority from the great responsible officers to a bureaucracy. Its full results could not yet be seen. Its dangers have since then been prevented, and it is to be hoped they may not again arise. But ...
— The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon V2 • Henry Craik

... 1376, a parliament met, known as the Good Parliament,(591) and before granting supply it demanded an account of former receipts and expenditure. No less than three city aldermen were charged with malversation. Richard Lyons, of Broad Street ward, was convicted with Lord Latimer of embezzling the king's revenue, and sentenced to imprisonment and forfeiture of goods.(592) Adam de Bury, of Langbourn ward, who had twice served the office of mayor, was ...
— London and the Kingdom - Volume I • Reginald R. Sharpe

... full of flattery—full of falsehood, if the plain word can serve our purpose better. Dolabella, the new son-in-law, had taken upon himself, for some reason as to which it can hardly be worth our while to inquire, to accuse Appius of malversation in his province. That Appius deserved condemnation there can be no doubt; but in these accusations the contests generally took place not as to the proof of the guilt, but as to the prestige and power of the accuser and the accused. Appius was tried twice on different charges, and ...
— The Life of Cicero - Volume II. • Anthony Trollope

Words linked to "Malversation" :   wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, actus reus

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