from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. wrongdoing
- n. Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official that causes damage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil conduct; an illegal deed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Evil-doing; the doing of that which ought not to be done; wrongful conduct, especially official misconduct; violation of a public trust or obligation; specifically, the doing of an act which is positively unlawful or wrongful, in contradistinction to misfeasance, or the doing of a lawful act in a wrongful manner. The term is often inappropriately used instead of misfeasance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wrongful conduct by a public official
If you're a professional, exposure of your malfeasance is the critic's job.
In the REAL WORLD this kind of malfeasance is scienter for a class action.
But all this malfeasance is done by state and local governments.
“But all this malfeasance is done by state and local governments.”
Their shady deals and malfeasance is ruining our Middle Class and destroying our working poor.
The inability to get to the bottom of things -- or the top -- when military malfeasance is at issue is an instance of the "culture of impunity."
How much criminality and malfeasance is required to cut these urban parasites off from the money they can't raise on their own?
If fraud and malfeasance is proven, it should be severely prosecuted.
Their acute awareness of quite possibly life-threatening punitive sanctions from Abd al-Rahman for any real or perceived malfeasance is reflected in the anxious and agitated tone of the Durrani appointees 'communication about the subsidy.
Unfortunately, prosecutorial bullying malfeasance is the style of the day.