misfeasance misfeasance

Definition(s):

  • (n) doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner

Usage(s):

  1. Thousands of hardworking people lost their jobs and homes as a result of the incredible nonfeasance, misfeasance and probably malfeasance of Christopher Cox and friends.
  2. Another story submitted to the Polk judges was an investigative report by Sinclair raising the possibility of misfeasance in the murder of a prisoner five years ago.
  3. Some observers fear that youthful computer enthusiasts, discovering that their pranks are largely beyond the reach of existing laws, may be graduating from mischief to misfeasance.

News

  • Will Sun still shine? Pacific mayor recall vote counted today

    PACIFIC, Wash. — Pacific voters determine the fate of embattled Mayor Cy Sun Tuesday. A King County Special Election Ballot asking voters whether or not Sun committed malfeasance, misfeasance or violated his oath of office during his term as mayor …
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

Quotes

  1. "It is misfeasance, malfeasance, bordering on corruption," said Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which held the hearing. "If this were a grand jury proceeding, I think it would...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Jim Oberstar Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. John Kenneth Galbraith called that one "the largest and costliest venture in public misfeasance, malfeasance and larceny of all time."
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: John Kenneth Galbraith Source: Elliott Wave

  3. Mr. Bush said: "Leading counsel's opinion is that any claim against HE the Governor for damages for misfeasance of public office will stand or fall on whether it can be proved that the Governor acted in the knowledge, or with reckless indifference,...
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: McKeeva Bush Source: Cay Compass

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