Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 05/04/15 Malfeasance

Malfeasance (noun)
malfeasance [mal-fee-zuh ns]


noun, Law.
1. the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used especially of an act in violation of a public trust).

Compare misfeasance (def 2), nonfeasance.

Origin: 1690-1700; earlier malefeasance. See male-, feasance

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