misprision definition

  • noun:
    • Maladministration of general public company.
    • Neglect in avoiding or reporting a felony or treason by one maybe not an accessory.
    • An act of sedition against a government and/or process of law.
    • Contempt; disdain.
    • Criminal neglect of duty or wrongful execution of formal obligations.
    • Misinterpretation or misunderstanding.
    • The act of misprising; misapprehension; myth; blunder.
    • Neglect; undervaluing; contempt.
    • A neglect, neglect, or contempt.
    • Mistake; error; misunderstanding.
    • In law: unlawful neglect according to your criminal activity of another: used especially in reference to felonies and treason, to indicate a passive complicity, as by concealment, which falls short of the guilt of a principal or accessory.
    • even more loosely, any grave offense or misdemeanor having no acknowledged fixed title, as maladministration in an office of community trust: additionally termed good misprision, as distinguished from bad misprision, or simple neglect or concealment.
    • An act of undervaluing or disdaining; scorn; contempt.

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