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misprision

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noun mis·pri·sion \(ˌ)mis-ˈpri-zhən\

Definition of misprision

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  misunderstanding, misinterpretation



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


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misprision

noun mis·pri·sion

Definition of misprision



Origin of misprision

misprize


First Known Use: 1586


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