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Misconduct in public office.

[French, from malverser, to misbehave, from Old French, from Latin male versārī : male, badly; see mel- in Indo-European roots + versārī, to behave; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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rare professional or public misconduct
[C16: from French, from malverser to behave badly, from Latin male versārī]
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(ˌmæl vərˈseɪ ʃən)

improper or corrupt behavior esp. in public office.
[1540–50; < Middle French, =malvers(er) to embezzle + -ation -ation]
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fraudulent behavior, extortion, or corruption by a person who holds public office or a position of trust.
See also: Crime
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malversation - misconduct in public officemalversation - misconduct in public office    
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
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Mayor Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan of Shariff Saydona Mustapha town in Maguindanao has pleaded not guilty in graft and malversation charges filed against him before the Sandiganbayan.
Ex-Maguindanao governor pleads not guilty to graft, malversation !-- -- Michael Punongbayan (The Philippine Star) - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Former Maguindanao governor and now Shariff Saydona Mustapha Mayor Sajid Islam Ampatuan has pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against him before the Sandiganbayan.
The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has affirmed the graft and malversation charges filed against former Department of Agriculture (DA) regional executive director Roger Chio in relation to the fertilizer fund scam.
Valencia of the malversation charges filed against him in connection with the alleged fraudulent release and disbursement of the agency's confidential and intelligence fund (CIF) amounting to P13.3 million.
The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the dismissal of malversation charges against former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Sergio O.
Manila The Department of Justice yesterday recommended the plunder charge against besieged former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo be downgraded to technical malversation.
Lawyer Harry Roque on Saturday bared he is planning to file malversation charges against Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) former President and CEO Roy Ferrer and some of its board members in connection with the reported 'ghost dialysis' scam.
The Ombudsman originally charged Loretizo with seven counts of failure to render accounts and 31 counts of malversation of public funds under Article 217 of the RPC.
The Supreme Court (SC) has reversed the Sandiganbayan as it ordered the dismissal of the P13.3 million malversation charges filed against Sergio O.
Aquino III and ex-Budget Secretary Florencio Abad should face 'malversation and graft charges not just usurpation of powers' for diverting Congress-approved budget allocations to bankroll the Aquino administration's controversial DAP.