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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Inappropriate conduct by a public official. Illegal or dishonest activity.

Usage examples (37)
  • The mayor was accused of malfeasance after the audit was completed and irregularities were discovered.
  • In the REAL WORLD this kind of malfeasance is scienter for a class action.
  • If you're a professional, exposure of your malfeasance is the critic's job.
  • If fraud and malfeasance is proven, it should be severely prosecuted. for more
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