malfeasance(redirected from malfeasence)
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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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[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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misconduct or wrongdoing committed esp. by a public official. Compare misfeasance.
mal•fea′sant, adj., n.
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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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Wrongdoing or misconduct.
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