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Malfeasance  n.  (Written also malefeasance)  (Law) The doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil conduct; an illegal deed.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Malfeasance" Quotes from Famous Books



... officers appointed by the commanding general will be required to give the bonds required by law, and will be subject to indictment for malfeasance, misfeasance, or neglect of official duty, the same as if they had been ...
— Forty-Six Years in the Army • John M. Schofield

... sin, error, transgression; dereliction, delinquency; indiscretion, lapse, slip, trip, faux pas [Fr.], peccadillo; flaw, blot, omission; failing, failure; break, bad break! [U.S.], capital crime, delictum [Lat.]. offense, trespass; misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision; malefaction, malfeasance, malversation; crime, felony. enormity, atrocity, outrage; deadly sin, mortal sin; deed without a name [Macbeth]. corpus delicti. Adj. guilty, to blame, culpable, peccable^, in fault, at fault, censurable, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... to the Eternal Maker to bless them in their day's labour, and help them to do it well. Now, all England—shopkeepers, workmen, all manner of competing labourers—awaken as with an unspoken but heartfelt prayer to Beelzebub,—'Oh, help us, thou great Lord of Shoddy, Adulteration, and Malfeasance, to do our work with the maximum of sluriness, swiftness, profit, and mendacity, for ...
— Thrift • Samuel Smiles

... allowed to prosecute anything or anybody around here any more, and I am specifically relieving you of any connection with either the Kellogg or the Holloway trial, and if I hear any argument out of you about it, I will issue a bench warrant for your arrest on charges of malfeasance in office." ...
— Little Fuzzy • Henry Beam Piper



Words linked to "Malfeasance" :   wrongdoing, misconduct



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