Malefeasance
Malefeasance Male*fea"sance, n. See {Malfeasance}. [1913 Webster]

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  • malefeasance — Malfeasance Mal*fea sance, n. [F. malfaisance, fr. malfaisant injurious, doing ill; mal ill, evil + faisant doing, p. pr. of faire to do. See {Malice}, {Feasible}, and cf. {Maleficence}.] (Law) The doing of an act which a person ought not to do;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malefeasance — n. (Law.) Wrong doing, ill conduct, illegal deed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Malfeasance — Mal*fea sance, n. [F. malfaisance, fr. malfaisant injurious, doing ill; mal ill, evil + faisant doing, p. pr. of faire to do. See {Malice}, {Feasible}, and cf. {Maleficence}.] (Law) The doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malfeasance — malfeasant, adj., n. /mal fee zeuhns/, n. Law. the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used esp. of an act in violation of a public trust). Cf. misfeasance (def. 2),… …   Universalium

  • malfeasance — mal•fea•sance [[t]mælˈfi zəns[/t]] n. law misconduct or wrongdoing committed esp. by a public official Compare misfeasance • Etymology: 1690–1700; earlier malefeasance. See male , feasance mal•fea′sant, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

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