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1misprision

noun mis·pri·sion \(ˌ)mis-ˈpri-zhən\

Definition of MISPRISION

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a :  neglect or wrong performance of official duty
b :  concealment of treason or felony by one who is not a participant in the treason or felony
c :  seditious conduct against the government or the courts
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Origin of MISPRISION

Middle English, from Anglo-French mesprisun error, wrongdoing, from mesprendre to take by mistake, from mes- mis- + prendre to take, from Latin prehendere to seize — more at get
First Known Use: 15th century

2misprision

noun

Definition of MISPRISION

Origin of MISPRISION

misprize
First Known Use: 1586

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