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  • noun Plural form of malversation.

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Examples

  • The devotion to the heavenly saints, of which he made such a parade, was upon the miserable principle of some petty deputy in office, who endeavours to hide or atone for the malversations of which he is conscious by liberal gifts to those whose duty it is to observe his conduct, and endeavours to support a system of fraud by an attempt to corrupt the incorruptible.

    Quentin Durward

  • Pipes being a principal actor and abettor in all his malversations; and to put a stop to the monthly visitations of the mutilated lieutenant, who had never once failed to use his permission, but came punctual to a day, always fraught with some new invention.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • He demands regular accountings of public funds and swiftly punishes malversations.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • And then, think of all the scandalous fortunes accumulated, all the malversations!

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Kent, had been punished for their malversations, he and his men would lay down their arms.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • He accused the ministers of falsehoods, malversations, and all kinds of offences.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 386, August 22, 1829

  • It followed that -- among the futile persons who use serious, long words in talking about mere books, -- aggrieved reproof of my auctorial malversations, upon the one ground or the other, became in 1921 biloquial and pandemic.

    Figures of Earth

  • His comedy, "The Reviser", published in 1836, is one of the masterpieces of the Russian theatre, a true portrait of the malversations of the bureaucracy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • We know that Agrippina sought to prevent as far as possible the malversations of public funds by which the powerful freedmen of Claudius had been enriching themselves.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • It put an end to the pernicious power of the landed gentry, who hitherto raised the rates for all local services, dispersed patronage and were guilty of many misdeeds and malversations, as well of being prolific in every conceivable form of abuse which a rotten and corrupt system could lend itself to.

    Ireland Since Parnell

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