Pronunciation: (mal-fē'zuns), [key]
n. Law.
the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used esp. of an act in violation of a public trust). Cf. misfeasance (def. 2), nonfeasance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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