malfeasance: Meaning and Definition of

mal•fea•sance

Pronunciation: (mal-f?'zuns), [key]
? n. Law.
  1. the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used esp. of an act in violation of a public trust). Cf.(def. 2),
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