misfeasance

noun mis·fea·sance \ mis-ˈfē-zᵊn(t)s \

Definition of misfeasance

: trespass; specifically : the performance of a lawful action in an illegal or improper manner

misfeasor

play \-ˈfē-zər, -ˌzȯr\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of misfeasance

Middle French mesfaisance, from mesfaire to do wrong, from mes- mis- + faire to make, do, from Latin facere — more at do


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misfeasance

noun mis·fea·sance \ mis-ˈfēz-ᵊns \

legal Definition of misfeasance

: the performance of a lawful action in an illegal or improper manner; specifically : the performance of an official duty in an improper or unlawful manner or with an improper or corrupt motive — compare malfeasance, nonfeasance

Origin and Etymology of misfeasance

Anglo-French misfesance, from Middle French mesfaire to do wrong, from mes- wrongly + faire to make, do, from Latin facere


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