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mal·fea·sance

 (măl-fē′zəns)
n.
Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.

[Anglo-Norman malfaisance, from Old French malfaisant, malfeasant, present participle of malfaire, to do evil, from Latin malefacere; see malefactor.]

mal·fea′sant adj. & n.
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malfeasance

(mælˈfiːzəns)
n
(Law) law the doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official. Compare misfeasance, nonfeasance
[C17: from Old French mal faisant, from mal evil + faisant doing, from faire to do, from Latin facere]
malˈfeasant n, adj
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mal•fea•sance

(mælˈfi zəns)

n.
misconduct or wrongdoing committed esp. by a public official. Compare misfeasance.
[1690–1700; earlier malefeasance. See male-, feasance]
mal•fea′sant, adj., n.
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malfeasance

wrongdoing or improper or dishonest conduct, especially by a person who holds public office or a position of trust. Cf. misfeasance. — malfeasant, adj.
See also: Crime
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malfeasance

Wrongdoing or misconduct.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malfeasance - wrongful conduct by a public officialmalfeasance - wrongful conduct by a public official
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
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malfeasance

n (Jur) → strafbare Handlung, (Amts)vergehen nt
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