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malfeasance

[malfē′zəns]
Etymology: Fr, malfaire, to do evil
performance of an unlawful, wrongful act. Compare misfeasance, nonfeasance.

malfeasance (malfē´zəns),

n an act that one should not do at all or the unjust performance of some act that one has no right to do.
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The sustained positive effect of racial resentment on perceptions of electoral malfeasance call into question the extent to which race no longer permeates non-racial facets of the American political system.
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In its most malignant form, he said, such a culture can lead a company through three levels of poor performance: 1) a long process of decline caused not by malfeasance but by non-feasance; 2) denial of a problem associated with the rejection of unpleasant corrective action recommendations; and 3) crisis management requiring extreme measures.
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I agree that the entire Bush cabal should spend the rest of their lives in jail for this malfeasance.