Misfeasance, nonfeasance, and malfeasance are types of failure to discharge public obligations existing by common law, custom, or statute.
noun mal·fea·sance \ˌmal-ˈfē-z<sup>ə</sup>n(t)s\. law : illegal or dishonest activity especially by a public official or a corporation. How we introduced the. Comma Queen to ...
Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official. [Anglo-Norman malfaisance, from Old French malfaisant, malfeasant, present participle of malfaire, ...
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Wrongdoing, especially (US) by a public official. Meaning, pronunciation and example sentences, English to English reference content.