malfeasant malfeasant n. One guilty of malfeasance. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • malfeasant — index convict, criminal, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), felonious, hoodlum, illegitimate (illegal), offender …   Law dictionary

  • malfeasant — See malfeasance. * * * …   Universalium

  • malfeasant — 1. adjective of, or relating to malfeasance or misconduct 2. noun someone guilty of such conduct; a malefactor …   Wiktionary

  • malfeasant — mæl fɪːznt n. criminal, evildoer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • malfeasant — mal·fea·sant …   English syllables

  • malfeasant — noun one guilty of malfeasance (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑wrongdoer, ↑offender …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • criminal — 1. noun a convicted criminal Syn: lawbreaker, offender, villain, delinquent, felon, convict, malefactor, wrongdoer, culprit, miscreant; thief, burglar, robber, armed robber, gunman, gangster, terrorist; informal crook, con …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • criminal — adj 1. felonious, larcenous, homicidal, murderous, burglarious; unlawful, illegal, lawless, illicit, law breaking; delinquent, derelict; malfeasant, misfeasant. 2. nefarious, iniquitous, wicked, flagitious; evil, immoral, sinful, unrighteous,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • malfeasance — /mælˈfizəns/ (say mal feezuhns) noun Law the doing of an unlawful act, as a trespass: *the murder, mayhem, mime and malfeasance that follows on the heels of war or preparation for war. –sutton woodfield, 1960. Compare misfeasance, nonfeasance.… …   Australian English dictionary

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