a neglect or violation of official duty by one in office.
failure by one not an accessory to prevent or notify the authorities of treason or felony.
a contempt against the government, monarch, or courts, as sedition, lese majesty, or a contempt of court.
a mistake; misunderstanding.
How to use misprision in a sentence
These pert, bird-like ways formed her shield against ridicule and misprision.Other Main-Travelled Roads | Hamlin Garland
“You were guilty of misprision of treason in not revealing it,” remarked the Earl.Guy Fawkes | William Harrison Ainsworth
Fisher, who had been found guilty of misprision of treason, had so far been left unpunished.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon | J.A. Froude
A sensibility to injury, to fear, to harm, to misprision—a quick jealousy—suspicion—soreness!
These pert, birdlike ways formed her shield against ridicule and misprision.Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for misprision (1 of 2)
a failure to inform the proper authorities of the commission of an act of treason
the deliberate concealment of the commission of a felony
British Dictionary definitions for misprision (2 of 2)
failure to appreciate the value of something
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