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malfeasance

Legal Definition of malfeasance

Noun

  1. Doing something which is illegal.

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Definition of malfeasance

Etymology

    From Old French malfaisance, derived from malfaire, maufaire (“do evil”), from Latin malefaciō (“I do evil”), from male (“evilly”) + faciō (“do, make”).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌmælˈfiz.əns/, SAMPA: /%m{l"fiz.@ns/
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  • Hyphenation: mal‧fea‧sance

Noun

malfeasance (plural malfeasances)

  1. wrongdoing
  2. (law) Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official that causes damage.

Synonyms

  • (wrongdoing): misconduct, wrongdoing

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