Misfeasance



[mis-fee-zuh ns] /mɪsˈfi zəns/

noun, Law.
1.
a wrong, actual or alleged, arising from or consisting of affirmative action.
2.
the wrongful performance of a normally lawful act; the wrongful and injurious exercise of lawful authority.
/mɪsˈfiːzəns/
noun
1.
(law) the improper performance of an act that is lawful in itself Compare malfeasance, nonfeasance
n.

“wrongful exercise of lawful authority or improper performance of a lawful act,” 1590s, from Middle French mesfaisance, from mesfaisant, present participle of Old French mesfaire “to misdo,” from mes- “wrongly” (see mis- (2)) + faire “to do,” from Latin facere “to perform” (see factitious).

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