misfeasance definition

  • noun:
    • Improper and illegal execution of an act that in itself is legal and proper.
    • A wrong that arises from an action. The incorrect is actual or alleged. This word is usually found in law, concerning the wrongful utilization of appropriate expert.
    • A trespass; a wrong arising from an overt work; the poor doing of an act which one might lawfully do.
    • In law: A trespass; a wrong done
    • In modern-day usage, much more particularly, the misuse of energy; misbehavior in company; the wrongful and injurious workout of legal authority, as distinguished from malfeasance and nonfeasance. This word is generally negligently found in the sense of malfeasance.
    • doing a suitable act in a wrongful or harmful manner

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