Meaning of misprision

mis•pri•sion

Pronunciation: (mis-prizh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a neglect or violation of official duty by one in office.
  2. failure by one not an accessory to prevent or notify the authorities of treason or felony.
  3. a contempt against the government, monarch, or courts, as sedition, lese majesty, or a contempt of court.
  4. a mistake; misunderstanding.

mis•pri•sion

Pronunciation: (mis-prizh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. contempt or scorn.
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