Etymology: Malversation comes, via French, from Latin male, "badly" + versari, "to be engaged in, to take part in."
Misconduct, corruption, or extortion in public office.
"The Inspector General Act was designed to protect patriotic whistle-blowers who seek to reveal malversation in government."
— Arthur Schlesinger Jr., "How History Will Judge Him", Time, February 22, 1999
Thanks to Constant Comment for today's WOTD entry
Friday, September 12, 2008