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Meaning of MISFEASANCE

Pronunciation:  mis'feezuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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