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Definition of "malfeasance" []

  • Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official. (noun)
  • The doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official (noun)

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Use "malfeasance" in a sentence
  • "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."