Difference between Malfeasance and Misfeasance?


Misfeasance and malfeasance are similar yet different. Misfeasance defines a wrong action, the performance of a lawful action in an illegal manner or improper conduct in office. Malfeasance defines misconduct, misuse of authority by a public officer and the act of wrongdoing especially by a public officer in duty. The difference is mainly that misfeasance is the accidental improper conduct in office whereas in malfeasance, it is done on purpose.
Q&A Related to "Difference between Malfeasance and Misfeasance..."
I just heard James Oberstar (D-Minn. chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee spokesman accuse the Federal Aviation Agency of both misfeasance and malfeasance
Malfeasance means illegal actions, and nonfeasance means non-performance of obligation. Anonymous
Another hundred million dollars in lawyers fees.
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