malfeasance definition

  • noun:
    • Misconduct or wrongdoing, particularly by a public official.
    • wrongdoing
    • Misconduct or wrongdoing, particularly by a public official that triggers damage.
    • The doing of an act which an individual ought to not ever do; bad conduct; an illegal deed.
    • Evil-doing; the doing of the which ought to not ever be performed; wrongful conduct, especially formal misconduct; breach of a public trust or responsibility; specifically, the performing of an act which can be favorably unlawful or wrongful, in contradistinction to misfeasance, and/or doing of a lawful work in a wrongful way. The definition of is generally wrongly used rather than misfeasance.
    • wrongful conduct by a public official

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