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One evening a court was organized to try him for "malfeasance in office."

I never heard of any of them being removed for incompetency, dereliction of duty or malfeasance.

The knowledge of this added treachery hath come to me but recently; and this also was of Rizzo's malfeasance.

In the language of the courts, an agent is liable to third parties for malfeasance, but not for misfeasance.

Malfeasance was stimulated by the excessive tenderness which forbore to visit misconduct with punishment.

Without hesitation he found either Jimmie or his companion to be guilty of malfeasance in office.

After the time of Philip Augustus there was malfeasance in the police of Paris.

Very little of the malfeasance in positions of public trust escaped the attention of this writer.

The thing to do was to return what they owed, and then, at least, no charge of malfeasance would lie against them.

For if the prime minister defended him, as was likely, he might be accused of protecting guilt and malfeasance.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, from French malfaisance "wrongdoing," from malfaisant, from mal- "badly" (see mal-) + faisant, present participle of faire "to do," from Latin facere "to do" (see factitious). Malfeasor "wrong-doer" is attested from early 14c. Related: Malfeasant.

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