Origin of malfeasance
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The commission has accused Yingluck of malfeasance in a rice-subsidy program aimed at improving the incomes of Thai rice farmers.Thailand: Into the Void
March 21, 2014
The prime minister must appear before the anti-corruption commission on February 27 to answer the malfeasance charges.Can Thailand’s Prime Minister Cling To Power?
February 19, 2014
Allegations of malfeasance against Raheen continue to surface.Afghanistan’s Million Dollar Minister
Ron Moreau, Sami Yousafzai
September 8, 2013
Arguably that question points to a much larger problem than Stapel's malfeasance.How Social Scientists, and the Rest of Us, Got Seduced By a Good Story
April 30, 2013
He was removed from any position of authority for malfeasance a decade ago.Church of Scientology Details Error in Lawrence Wright’s Book
January 23, 2013
One evening a court was organized to try him for "malfeasance in office."The Secret Service.
Albert D. Richardson
I never heard of any of them being removed for incompetency, dereliction of duty or malfeasance.
The knowledge of this added treachery hath come to me but recently; and this also was of Rizzo's malfeasance.The Royal Pawn of Venice</p>
Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
In the language of the courts, an agent is liable to third parties for malfeasance, but not for misfeasance.
Malfeasance was stimulated by the excessive tenderness which forbore to visit misconduct with punishment.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2,
Henry Charles Lea
C17: from Old French mal faisant, from mal evil + faisant doing, from faire to do, from Latin facere
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Word Origin and History for malfeasance
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