misfeasance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mis- + feasance

Noun[edit]

misfeasance (plural misfeasances)

  1. A wrong that arises from an action. The wrong can be actual or alleged. This word is often used in law, relating to the wrongful use of legal authority.

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References[edit]

Black's law dictionary. Webster's dictionary.