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