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misprision

noun mis·pri·sion \ (ˌ)mis-ˈpri-zhən \

Definition of misprision

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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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misprision

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Definition of misprision

Origin and Etymology of misprision

misprize


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misprision

noun mis·pri·sion \ mis-ˈpri-zhən \

legal Definition of misprision

1 : neglectful or wrongful performance of an official duty
2 : a clerical error in a legal proceeding that can be corrected in a summary proceeding
3 : the concealment of a treason or felony and failure to report it to the prosecuting authorities by a person who has not committed it
  • misprision of felony
  • misprision of treason

Origin and Etymology of misprision

Anglo-French, error, wrongdoing, from Old French, from mesprendre to make a mistake, from mes- wrongly + prendre to take, from Latin prehendere to seize



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