malversate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v malversate appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"
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Usage

In literature:

A chamber of justice was next instituted, to inquire into the malversations of the loan-contractors and the farmers of the revenues.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
He openly accused Rochester of malversation.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
And then, think of all the scandalous fortunes accumulated, all the malversations!
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
To the crime of being Potts the wretched Colonel had now added malversation of a trust fund.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
He accused the ministers of falsehoods, malversations, and all kinds of offences.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, Issue 386, August 22, 1829" by Various
There was malversation in the admiralties and in the military administration.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
Thus their malversations in office are supported, instead of being checked by the Company.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
This circumstance makes me fear some malversation.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In these, therefore, no removals took place but for malversation.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
If one finds malversation of justice among those in a high grade, should not the punishment be exemplary?
"Sunrise" by William Black
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