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Pronunciation:  mis'feezuns

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[n]  doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner

MISFEASANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mis*fea"sance\, n. [OF. pref. mes- wrong (L. minus
less) + faisance doing, fr. faire to do, L. facere. Cf.
{Malfeasance}.] (Law)
A trespass; a wrong done; the improper doing of an act which
a person might lawfully do. --Bouvier. Wharton.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Improper performance of an act which a person might lawfully do.
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