from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Misconduct in public office.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. corrupt behaviour, illegitimate activity, especially by someone in authority
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Evil conduct; fraudulent practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Evil conduct; fraudulent or tricky dealing; especially, misbehavior in an office or employment, as by fraud, breach of trust, extortion, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. misconduct in public office
French, from malverser, to misbehave, from Old French, from Latin male versārī : male, badly; see mel-3 in Indo-European roots + versārī, to behave; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French malversation, from malverser, from Latin male versari ("behave badly"). (Wiktionary)