misfeasance(redirected from misfeasances)
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Improper and unlawful execution of an act that in itself is lawful and proper.
[C16: from Old French mesfaisance, from mesfaire to perform misdeeds]
the wrongful and injurious exercise of lawful authority.Compare malfeasance.
a form of wrongdoing, especially the doing of something lawful in an unlawful way so that the rights of others are infringed. Cf. malfeasance. — misfeasor, n.See also: Crime