Monday, July 22, 2002
malfeasance noun [mal-FEE-zuhn(t)s] Wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior, especially by a public official.
Definitions for malfeasance
- Wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior, especially by a public official.
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Citations for malfeasance
But more often than not the same board members who were removed by the chancellor for malfeasance subsequently manage to get reelected in a political process that defies any form of accountability.
Cagney family conjecture was that Grandpop Nelson, with the temper of a dozen Furies, had likely committed some malfeasance in his native town forcing him to change his name when he left.
Origin of malfeasance
Malfeasance is derived from Old French malfaisant, present participle of malfaire, "to do evil," from Latin malefacere, from male, "badly" + facere, "to do."