malfeasance

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French malfaisance, derived from malfaire, maufaire (“do evil”), from Latin malefaciō (I do evil), from male (evilly) + faciō (do, make).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌmælˈfiːsəns/
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  • Hyphenation: mal‧fea‧sance

Noun[edit]

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malfeasance (plural malfeasances)

  1. wrongdoing
  2. (law) Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official that causes damage.

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