Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Performance; doing or performing an act or thing; the act or fact of omitting to do or perform an act or thing.
- n. law the performing of an act, especially out of one's duty
“Civilian contractors in Iraq have been under investigation for years for overbilling, underperforming, and all manner of mis-, mal- and non-feasance.”
“Etymology: mal - + obsolete feasance doing, execution”
“While most of the instances of obstruction of justice occur in the form of perjury, most recently re "Scooter" Libby, prosecutors and attorneys general commited obstruction of justice when they failed to prosecute judges and other government officials for the "feasance trio" mentioned above.”
“There is so much misfeasance, malfeasance and no feasance that famous people might want to apologize for.”
“Martin's suggestions fly in the face of its past record of malfeasance, misfeasance and no-feasance.”
“Dr. K has been prophesying and predicting and critiquing and proving the mis-, mal- and other feasance of this US administration and its ideological drivers since he took the columnist spot at the New York Times in 1999.”
“Besides the bursting of the housing bubble, Wall Street's malfeasance and non-feasance, and Washington's massive failure to oversee Wall Street, fingers are also being pointed at average Americans.”
“In addition to sex, drugs and rock â€™nâ€™ roll, Hookergate is rife with public-interest questions, misfeasance, malfeasance and non-feasance, and many splendid moral points for the children.”
“Serf Stile, give cause why you should not be penalized for mal - feasance.”
“If he had a pair of Fuzzies of his own, he'd probably have called them Felony and Misdemeanor, or Misfeasance and Mal-feasance.”
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