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Malfeasance   /mˌælfˈizəns/   Listen
Malfeasance

noun
(Written also malefeasance)
1.
Wrongful conduct by a public official.






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"Malfeasance" Quotes from Famous Books



... over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the bitterest fighting of World War II occurred on this archipelago. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malfeasance, and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003, then Prime Minister Sir Allan KEMAKEZA sought the assistance of Australia in reestablishing law and order; the following month, an Australian-led ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... 4. The Governor may remove either of the Directors of the Prison for malfeasance or misfeasance in office, after having furnished him with a copy of the charges against him, and giving him an opportunity to be heard in his ...
— The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences • Hosea Quinby

... enterprise and his own willingness to engage in it. The clerk apparently listened with not unfavorable ears; but, as his situation (which the fees of pilgrims, more numerous than at any Catholic shrine, render lucrative) would have been forfeited by any malfeasance in office, he stipulated for liberty to consult the vicar. Miss Bacon requested to tell her own story to the reverend gentleman, and seems to have been received by him with the utmost kindness, and even to have succeeded in making a certain impression on his mind as ...
— Our Old Home - A Series of English Sketches • Nathaniel Hawthorne



Words linked to "Malfeasance" :   actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing



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