Meaning of misfeasance


Pronunciation: (mis-fē'zuns), [key]
— n. 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. Cf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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